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UW-W AD takes same position at D-II level

Athletic Director Paul Plinske

August 14, 2013

  By Kevin Cunningham   Numerous rumors in the past have linked UW-Whitewater athletic director, Dr. Paul Plinske, to make a career jump to the Division I or II level. Earlier this morning it was made official that the former Warhawks athletic director took the same position at the University of Nebraska Kearney, a Division II University. Plinske will take over for Jon McBride, who reportedly stepped down from the position this spring due to health reasons. Plinske spent nine years as the athletic director for UW-Whitewater, winning nine national titles, including four D-III football national championships during his tenure. The titles earned during his time aren’t the only thing Plinske will be remembered for—he also oversaw numerous facility upgrades, secured external funding for employment opportunities and made personal connections with coaches, athletes and athletic department staff. Warhawks head men’s basketball coa...

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