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Northern Kentucky's Plitzuweit named new USD women's coach

VERMILLION -- The University of South Dakota has hired Dawn Plitzuweit as the school's new women's basketball coach. Plitzuweit (pronounced PLITTS-zoo-white) will be formally introduced at a press conference on Monday on campus in Vermillion. She...

VERMILLION - The University of South Dakota has hired Dawn Plitzuweit as the school's new women's basketball coach.

Plitzuweit (pronounced PLITTS-zoo-white) will be formally introduced at a press conference on Monday on campus in Vermillion. She's the school's 10th all-time women's basketball coach.

A native of West Bend, Wisconsin, Plitzuweit has compiled a 188-93 record for a winning percentage of .669 in nine years as a head coach. She has guided programs to 19 winning seasons in 21 years of coaching experience at the NCAA Division I and Division II levels including 10 NCAA tournament appearances.

As a head coach, Plitzuweit led her teams to eight postseason appearances highlighted by a 2006 NCAA Division II Championship at Grand Valley State. She also guided Northern Kentucky through the NCAA Division I transition with four consecutive WBI berths.

Plitzuweit began her coaching career at her alma mater, Michigan Tech, under her collegiate coach, Kevin Borseth, in 1995. The pair teamed up for 11 seasons with stops at Michigan Tech, Green Bay and Michigan.

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