Wednesday, January 21, 2015

NMU coach placed on leave

Northern Michigan coach Walt Kyle has been placed on administrative leave by the school, according to reports out of Michigan.

According to WLUC TV, Kyle was placed on leave on Monday but for reasons that are unknown. Athletic director Forrest Karr told the station that, "It's the university's standard practice not to comment on personnel issues."

Kyle has been the Wildcats coach for 13 seasons. Northern Michigan is 9-8-5 (6-8-4 and tied for fourth place in WCHA). The Wildcats were swept at Alabama Huntsville last weekend.

NMU associate athletic director Bridget Berube Carter was also placed on leave, and it's unclear whether or not the suspensions are for the same reasons.

The Wildcats are playing a nonconference series at Penn State this weekend. Assistant coaches Rob Lehitenen and John Kyle (Walt Kyle's brother) will coach the team.

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