UW-Superior Coach Removed

November 21, 2018

Reportedly for misconduct and unprofessional behavior, the University of Wisconsin-Superior removed Roger Plachta from his position as head coach for women's golf and softball.

According to the Duluth News Tribune, the university said that Plachta has been “placed in his administrative back-up position pending further review,” although it did not specify the nature of his duties.

“He’s been removed as head coach,” Jordan Milan, a university spokesperson said. “But he is remaining on in an administrative back-up position.”

In 2017, Plachta had been suspended for six weeks after complaints that led to an investigation. The school's Chancellor, Renée Wachter, had sent Plachta a letter reprimanding him for his behavior being “not aligned” with the school's policies, and he had also been reprimanded for using school funds for purchases and travel.

Nick Bursik, Athletic Director, will perform Plachta's duties for the rest of the 2018-19 academic year, and the school will search for a coach in the spring.

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