Panthers to introduce new coach next week

Updated: April 8, 2005, 8:33 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Rob Jeter will be formally introduced next week as the new coach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The university said Friday that Jeter signed a contract late Thursday and will appear at a news conference Tuesday.

Jeter's hire was first reported by's Andy Katz on Thursday morning.

Jeter will succeed Bruce Pearl, who left for Tennessee after leading the Panthers to the regional finals of the NCAA Tournament. Wisconsin-Milwaukee has four starters returning next season.

Jeter was an assistant on Bo Ryan's staff at UWM for two seasons, 1999-2001, before Ryan left to become coach at Wisconsin. Jeter followed Ryan to the Badgers as an assistant, working up to associate coach.

Jeter, the son of former Green Bay Packers defensive back Bob Jeter, was captain of Ryan's Wisconsin-Platteville team that won the NCAA Division III championship in 1991.

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