Wisconsin Coach Whitney Hite Will Not Return

Photo Courtesy: David Stluka, Wisconsin Athletic Communications

The seven-year run of Wisconsin head swimming coach Whitney Hite will end this weekend.

The school confirmed on Saturday that the Wisconsin coach will not return, ending a seven-year tenure with the Badgers.

A spokesperson for the school said the university will not comment further at this time.

Hite had a contract through 2020 that was renewed last season. He made $112,211 in the year after the renewal, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

Hite joined the Badgers in 2011, replacing Eric Hanson, who then went to coach at Arizona.

Hite has coached the men and women. The men scored zero points at the NCAA championships in Minneapolis. The women finished 17th last week in Columbus, Ohio.

It was a big drop in finishes for the men, which finished 13th in 2014 and 2015.

The women had some success this year, led by All-American Beata Nelson. But the Badgers also had some downs this year.

Olympian Cierra Runge had transferred from Cal to Wisconsin but didn’t last an entire year with the Badgers before transferring again, this time to Arizona State.

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