Dawn Plitzuweit has actually been called the brand-new train of the Minnesota females’s basketball program, the college revealed Saturday.
Her six-year bargain is pending authorization from the board of ministers and also a history check, the college stated.
Plitzuweit changes Minnesota basketball tale Lindsay Whalen, that tipped down as train this month after her 5th period at the helm. Whalen went 71-76, consisting of 11-19 (4-14 busy play) in 2022-23. She stopped working to train the Gophers right into the NCAA competition throughout her time in Minneapolis.
Plitzuweit has a tried and tested performance history at several programs, most lately West Virginia and also South Dakota, with just one of her teams in 16 periods as head train not making the postseason. She flaunts 9 20- and also 2 30-win periods, along with a 356-141 occupation document (201-66 in organization play).
” I am exceptionally delighted,” Plitzuweit stated in a declaration. “It is a significant honor to be called head train at Minnesota … This is a homecoming of types, and also Minnesota is a program that I am extremely aware of from my previous time in the bordering location and also in the Big 10. I am eagerly anticipating returning to the location and also to satisfy the group, graduates and also followers. I am additionally eagerly anticipating reconnecting with regional senior high school and also club trains. I can not wait to reach function.”
” I am delighted to invite Dawn, her spouse Jay and also their household to Minnesota,” Minnesota sports supervisor Mark Coyle stated. “Dawn is a process-driven train and also has actually trained winning groups at every action of her occupation. She has actually hired Minnesota and also has actually regularly generated groups that contend for champions. Dawn has Huge 10 training experience and also understands exactly how affordable and also solid the seminar is. I recognize she is delighted to return to the location and also construct her program.”
Plitzuweit invested 2022-23 at West Virginia, where she came to be the initial train in program background to gain an NCAA competition berth in a preliminary period. The Mountaineers was up to Arizona in the preliminary Friday.
From 2016-2022, Plitzuweit made South Dakota a postseason essential, most significantly directing the Coyotes to a Pleasant 16 look in 2022 as a 10-seed. Her previous quits went to Northern Kentucky and also Grand Valley State and also she won a Department II championship game at the last in 2006.
Plitzuweit additionally trained in the Big 10 as an aide at Michigan and also Wisconsin, and also hails Wisconsin. She is charged with transforming Minnesota right into a Large 10 power as the seminar invites UCLA and also USC in the coming years. The Gophers last showed up in the NCAA competition in 2018, after that trained by Marlene Stollings, yet at their elevation progressed to the Last 4 in 2004 behind Whalen’s impressive run as a gamer.
According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, all 4 participants of Whalen’s extremely related to fresher course– Mara Braun, Mallory Heyer, Nia Holloway and also Amaya Fight– plan to continue to be at Minnesota regardless of Whalen’s separation.
West Virginia will certainly currently be trying to find a females’s basketball train for the 2nd time in 2 years adhering to the retired life of long time train Mike Carey after the 2021-22 period.