Michigan women's assistant coach DawnPlitzuweit directs from the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Carlos Osorio
April 22, 2016

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) University of South Dakota Athletic Director David Herbster says the school has hired Northern Kentucky women's basketball coach Dawn Plitzuweit (PLITZ'-zoo-wyte) to lead the Coyotes.

Officials plan to formally introduce Plitzuweit as South Dakota's new coach at a news conference on Monday morning.

Plitzuweit replaces Amy Williams, who recently accepted a similar position at Nebraska, which is in the Big Ten conference.

Plitzuweit has compiled a 188-93 record for a winning percentage of .669 in nine years as a head coach. She 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 Division I transition with four consecutive Women's Basketball Invitational berths.

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