College Women

Longtime Youngstown State women's coach retires

Friday, June 7, 2013

Longtime Youngstown State women’s coach Roseann Schwartz has announced her retirement. Schwartz created the women’s golf program 17 years ago, and has guided the program to a pair of Horizon League titles.

Schwartz, a respected local professional and instructor and former middle school teacher and reading specialist, was given the task of creating the women's program by then-Athletic Director Jim Tressel in January 1996.

“The Youngstown State women’s golf program will always be Roseann’s program,” current Director of Athletics Ron Strollo said. “She was a dedicated coach who worked hard and made sure her student-athletes had an enjoyable college experience. We wish her and her husband, Dick, nothing but the best.”

The Penguins won their first Horizon League title in 2003, and by 10 shots. Youngstown State finished either second or third each of the next six years, and won again in 2009. The team finished runner-up this year. Schwartz coached her granddaughter in 2013, Emily Rohanna, who placed 11th in her first conference championships. Another granddaughter, Rachel Rohanna, recently finished a standout career at Ohio State.

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