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MISSOULA — Neil Sedgwick has been let go as head coach of the University of Montana women’s soccer team.

UM athletic director Jim O’Day said Tuesday that Sedgwick’s contract will not be renewed for an eighth season. A search for Sedgwick’s replacement will begin following the          Thanksgiving holiday.

Sedgwick, who came to Montana after a three-year stint as an assistant coach at USC, was 37-77-13 in seven seasons, including 16-24-7 in Big Sky Conference matches.

Sedgwick said he is proud of the        improvements he made to the infrastructure of the program, including a better locker room, onsite weight room and stadium grounds as well as the improvement in the team’s GPA.

He was hired in 2004 to replace Betsy   Duerksen. Duerksen went 117-69-7 over 10 years, winning four regular-season league titles and  taking the team to two NCAA tournaments.

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