Rob Jeter fired as UWM Panthers coach

Posted at 10:46 AM, Mar 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 13:47:20-04

The head coach of the UWM men's basketball team is done with his tenure at the university.

The athletic department announced Thursday morning that they are letting go Rob Jeter after 11 years at the helm.

The team won 20 games this season but did not choose to play in a postseason tournament.

"Rob has always put the interests of our student-athletes first and has represented our program and the university with class over the last 11 years. I thank him and his staff for their contributions," athletic director Amanda Braun said in a statement. "After a thorough review, I have decided that a change in leadership of our men's basketball program is needed to help us achieve our goal of consistently being a top program in the Horizon League."

Twice with Jeter, the Panthers made the NCAA tournament (2006, 2014).