Another Horizon League head coach has been fired as the off-season attrition continues. A day after Billy Donlon was let go at Wright State, Rob Jeter has been fired as head coach of the Milwaukee Panthers.
Jeter took over in Milwaukee for the 2005-06 season as the successor to Bruce Pearl. He met immediate success, winning the Horizon League and upsetting Oklahoma in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. In total, Jeter led the Panthers to two Horizon League regular season championships as well as two league tournament championships. Overall, Jeter finishes with a 185-170 record with Milwaukee.
This season, Jeter led the Panthers to a fifth place finish in the Horizon League and a 20-13 record overall. Despite winning a Horizon League tournament championship in 2014, holding the team together through a year of postseason ineligibility the following season, and notching road victories against two Big Ten opponents this season, Milwaukee's administration did not feel the Panthers were living up to the expectations they have for the program. Speculation was abound that Jeter's job may be in trouble in the near future after Milwaukee turned down all postseason invitations at the conclusion of this regular season. Jeter still had another season remaining on his contract.
Some Panthers players have come out in support of their former coach in light of this morning's news, demonstrating not everyone shares the same sentiment as the administration does in regards to Jeter:
— Cody Wichmann (@cdwichmann33) March 17, 2016