Chris Froehlich, who helped the DeSales boys soccer team win three Division II regional championships and the state title as a junior, is returning to his alma mater as the girls team’s next coach.

Froehlich, a 2011 DeSales graduate, succeeds Bob McGee, who coached the Stallions on an interim basis last year.

Froehlich’s hire was announced Feb. 5 by athletics director Tom Neubert.

Froehlich spent the past three years as New Albany’s girls junior varsity coach and a varsity assistant. He previously filled the same roles at Bexley.

DeSales went 4-12-2 overall and 2-1 in the CCL last fall, finishing second in the league behind Watterson (3-0) before losing to Olentangy 7-0 in the second round of the Division I district tournament.

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