Dawn Plitzuweit was officially introduced Monday at a press conference as the new head women’s basketball coach at USD. Plitzuweit, who comes to USD from Northern Kentucky, is the 10th head coach in Coyote women’s basketball history.
University of South Dakota President Jim Abbott and Athletics Director David Herbster opened with comments before Coach P, as many will get to know her, made her opening remarks.
Following the press conference I had a chance to interview Coach Plitzuweit about her decision to make the move to South Dakota and her impression of the current team and new facility.
On a personal note I am excited to work with Coach P. She’s energetic and is really excited about continuing the success at USD. Her and her family are going to be great for USD and for the community of Vermillion and surrounding area.
In talking with some of the current women’s basketball players I learned they are eager to start working with Coach P. They seem to be genuinely excited that she is the new coach. That’s a good start after a coaching change.
Be sure to welcome Coach P, her husband Jay and kids AJ and Lexi to the USD family! Send her a message on Twitter!