Jeter will be Wittenberg’s ninth head coach and fourth since Pam Evans Smith, the all-time winningest coach in program history (401-169 from 1986-2007).
The Tigers last won the North Coast Athletic Conference regular-season championship in 2010, the third season for coach Sarah Jurewicz. They have won eight NCAC tournament championships, most recently in 2015. That was also the last time Wittenberg played in the NCAA tournament. It has made eight appearances in all.
Valerie Driscoll led the team as an interim coach this past season. The Tigers finished 5-3 in a season that didn’t start until February because of the pandemic and featured only North Coast Athletic Conference games.
Driscoll replaced Brian Neal, who was hired last May but left to take an assistant coaching job at Butler in December.
Neal replaced Kelly Mahlum, who stepped down on April 10, 2020, to take the head coaching job at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. Mahlum was 63-45 (.583) in her four seasons.