Semling resumes head coaching duties for UWSP men’s basketball
With the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) men’s
basketball team’s season officially over, Bob Semling returned to his duties as
head coach Monday, Feb. 20.
Following NCAA allegations regarding practicing out of
season, UWSP announced Jan. 5 that it was self-imposing a postseason ban on the
men’s basketball team this season and that Semling would be suspended for the
final 13 games.
The Pointers went 8-5 with associate head coach Kent
Dernbach as the interim head coach, and ended their season with an 88-78 win
over UW-La Crosse Saturday, Feb. 18, to finish 14-10 overall.
“It is an incredibly good feeling to be back at work,” said
Semling, the program’s all-time winningest head coach. “It’s extremely
difficult to be away from something that you care so deeply about.
“And regarding our staff and our players in my absence, I
cannot say enough about the job that they did,” he said.
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