South Dakota hires Dawn Plitzuweit to lead women's basketball team

VERMILLION, S.D. -- South Dakota has hired former Northern Kentucky women's basketball coach Dawn Plitzuweit to lead the Coyotes, athletic director David Herbster said Friday.

Plitzuweit replaces Amy Williams, who recently accepted a similar position at Nebraska, which is in the Big Ten conference.

Plitzuweit has compiled a 188-93 record for a winning percentage of .669 in nine years as a head coach. She led her teams to eight postseason appearances, highlighted by a 2006 NCAA Division II Championship at Grand Valley State.

She also guided Northern Kentucky through the Division I transition with four consecutive Women's Basketball Invitational berths.