Norwin officially hires Palm as girls soccer coach
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Like every coach in the WPIAL, Jeffrey Palm took the Norwin girls soccer team out for its first official practice of the season Monday.
Unlike the rest of his compatriots, though, he wasn't officially named to the position until several hours after the Knights left the field.
In a 8-0 vote yesterday, the Norwin School Board approved the 11th-hour hiring of Palm, 30, to take over a girls soccer program that has been a perennial WPIAL Section 1-AAA title contender and a regular postseason participant.
Palm, who was an assistant coach for the Norwin boys team, replaces Danielle Baginski, who left in mid-July to coach at North Allegheny. Palm is the program's third coach in the past three seasons, as Baginski replaced longtime coach Dana Ferry after the 2008 campaign.
Last season, Baginski guided Norwin to an 18-5-1 record and into the PIAA Class AAA semifinals, where the team lost, 1-0, to Erie McDowell.
Palm was unofficially hired Aug. 10. But because Baginski resigned so late and the school board didn't have a meeting before practice started, Palm didn't officially have the job until yesterday.
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