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January 13, 2009 4:03 am

Oletzke resigns as NWC women's basketball coach

Written by Tribune Staff

Chad Oletzke, head coach of the women's basketball team at Northwest College, announced his resignation Monday. His resignation, according to a press release issued by NWC, is effective in mid-May at the end of the current academic year. The fifth-year coach said he resigned for personal reasons.

Oletzke, who joined NWC's faculty in August of 2004, also serves as an instructor of physical education.

During his first year at the helm of the Lady Trappers in 2004-05, Oletzke led NWC to an 18-11 record. During his next three seasons, Oletzke's squads posted records of 7-20, 8-20 and 12-18. This season, after 16 games, the Lady Trappers are 3-13 overall. Oletzke's overall record at NWC currently stands at 48-82.

“We recognize Chad for his years of service at NWC and wish him well in the future,” NWC Vice President for Student Affairs Dana Young said in a press release issued Monday afternoon.

Young also said a search for a new coach will be launched this spring.