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Plitzuweit named head coach at West Virginia

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VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota women’s basketball coach Dawn Plitzuweit announced Thursday that she has accepted the head coaching position at West Virginia University.

Plitzuweit compiled a 158-36 record over six seasons with the Coyotes. South Dakota captured three Summit League regular season titles and three-straight Summit League Tournament crowns. The program qualified for four-straight NCAA Tournaments and the team advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time in program history this season with wins over Ole Miss and Baylor.

The three-time Summit League Coach of the Year, Plitzuweit tops the Summit League record books for overall winning percentage (.819) and league winning percentage (.894).

A national search for the 11th head coach in South Dakota women’s basketball history will begin immediately.