Jeter To Be Inducted Into UW-Platteville Athletic Hall Of Fame Saturday
Sept. 22, 2006
MILWAUKEE - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's basketball coach Rob Jeter will be inducted into the UW-Platteville Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday.
Jeter, who played at UWP from 1987-91 and then served as an assistant coach at the school, will be one of five people inducted this weekend.
"This is a tremendous honor," Jeter said. "Platteville has meant so much to me and I have so many fond memories of my time there. The people of Platteville have been supportive of me from the day I walked on campus as a freshman, and they have remained supportive to this day. I am privileged to be a part of the Pioneer family and flattered to be inducted into the hall of fame."
Jeter played basketball for UWP from 1987-91 before serving as an assistant coach under Bo Ryan for the Pioneers from 1994-98. As a player, Jeter's teams won 102 games in four seasons, including a pair of Wisconsin State University Conference titles. Then, in 1991, Jeter captained his team to the school's first NCAA Division III National Championship.
As an assistant coach at Platteville, Jeter helped the Pioneers to a 108-6 record in four seasons, including two undefeated seasons that culminated in national championships. The Pioneers also won the WSUC title in each of the four seasons he was an assistant coach at his alma mater.
Since leaving Platteville, Jeter has served as an assistant coach at Marquette, UWM and Wisconsin before returning to UWM as the head coach prior to the 2005-06 season. In his first season with the Panthers, Jeter led UWM to 22 wins and into the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Milwaukee also won both the Horizon League regular season and tournament titles.
The five inductees will be honored in a morning ceremony and then introduced during Platteville's football game with Augustana Saturday night. Candidates for induction into the UWP Athletic Hall of Fame are selected based on outstanding performance in intercollegiate athletics while a student at UWP, outstanding coaching performance for at least 15 years or outstanding contributions to UWP intercollegiate athletics.