Editor’s note: This story was updated with comments, information from Athletic Director Matt Beaudry on Feb. 26 at 7:02 p.m.
By RICKY LINDSAY, Editor-in-Chief
Dymetrius Ware tweeted Friday that he has “been let go” as the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s women’s basketball team’s head coach. UM-Dearborn Athletic Director Matt Beaudry confirmed this Friday evening in an email to The Michigan Journal, but would not disclose as to why Ware is no longer employed by the university.
Ware, who also served as athletic department’s Intramurals Coordinator, hasn’t coached the women’s basketball team since a Jan. 9 loss to Aquinas College. The university and athletic department have yet to announce why Ware was absent, only noting on Jan. 15 that he was “still employed by the the University of Michigan-Dearborn.”
Ware coached the team to an 0-17 record last season before men’s basketball assistant coach Jordan Sweeney took over. Sweeney’s first game was against Madonna University on Jan. 13.
Beaudry said Sweeney will remain in his interim role “until the position is filled.” Chris Haltinner will also serve as intramurals coordinator “until the position is filled.”
When asked via email Monday if Sweeney would be a candidate for the full-time head coaching gig, Beaudry said “the job is not vacant at this time.”
Stay tuned to michiganjournal.org as the situation develops.