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Brown coach Pincince reflects on 300 wins
Article Written by Robert Ziegler, ESNN
Published: September 26, 2012

Our society talks a lot about options, almost always in a positive way.

Sometimes it seems almost as if having options is the very definition of success or advancement.

Brown coach Phil Pincince serves as a very good reminder that there's something to be said for permanence and longevity.

The 36th-year head coach won his 300th career game September 20as the Bears defeated Massachusetts 1-0. In his post-match comments, Pincince immediately noted that credit for the wins should always go to the players first.

Brown is doing it in part through a strong defense, having surrendered just 5 goals in 8 matches thus far. A starting back four of Alison Mullin, Diana Ohrt, Annie Gillen and Emily Wingrove play in front of the goalkeeping tandem of juniors Amber Bledsoe and MC Barrett

Speaking to on Tuesday, the veteran coach said this year's defensive unit (6-2-0) has come together quickly

"It's been rock solid especially when you consider how young it is this year," he said. "Only one (Ohrt) was in the backfield last year. Emily was a forward for us and in the spring I told her she's too good not to have on the field and so we turned her into a wingback."

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Pictured: Head Coach Phil Pincince & Captain Eliza Marshall '13 following the Bears' win over UMass. Photo by