Friday , Apr , 08 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Jeter named UW-Milwaukee men’s hoops coach

=== Jeter named UW-Milwaukee men’s hoops coach ===

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – As expected, the University of Wisconsin-
Milwaukee named Rob Jeter its new men’s head basketball coach Friday,
replacing Bruce Pearl.

Jeter, an associate head coach with the University of Wisconsin, emerged as
the leading candidate to replace Pearl shortly after Pearl decided to fill
the University of Tennessee’s head coaching vacancy on March 28.

A longtime assistant to Badgers head coach Bo Ryan, Jeter is expected to be
introduced at a formal press conference Tuesday.

Jeter has the task of trying to duplicate Pearl’s recent success with the
upstart Panthers. A three-time Horizon League Coach of the Year at Wisconsin-
Milwaukee, Pearl just finished his best season, guiding his squad to a 26-7
campaign and the school’s first Sweet 16 appearance. The 26 wins represents a
school record.

A 12th-seed in the Chicago bracket of this year’s NCAA Tournament, UW-
Milwaukee scored upsets over Alabama and Boston College before falling to
top-seeded Illinois.

As an assistant at Wisconsin, Jeter helped the Badgers to two regular season
Big Ten championships, a Big Ten Tournament title and berths in the Sweet 16
in 2003 and the Elite Eight this past season. Jeter also served as the
program’s lead recruiter and has experience in scouting and academic aspects.

After a season of playing professional ball in Portugal in 1992-93, Jeter
served as Ryan’s assistant from 1994-98. He spent one year with Marquette
before again joining Ryan in 1999.