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By JERAMY STOVER, Sports Editor

University of Michigan-Dearborn softball head coach Scott Combs is “no longer employed” by the university according to the Human Resources department at UM-Dearborn.

The announcement was made Thursday by the UM-Dearborn athletics department in a press release issued on Friday.

“The university is appreciative of the work coach Combs has done with the softball team, elevating the program within the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference,” the release stated.

Combs compiled a 76-71 overall record in his three years leading the softball program and recording a 29-25 record in the conference. The Wolverines lost in the championship game in the conference tournament in 2015 and fell one win shy of making it to the championship game last season.

During Combs’ tenure six players were named to the WHAC’s 1st team All-Conference and 13 players were named to the WHAC’s All-Academic team.

The Michigan Journal reached out to the Human Resources department to ask about the details of the situation to which they replied: “Due to employee privacy concern we can not comment regarding the reason for the situation.”

Deb Peffer will take over for Combs position on an interim basis while a search will be conducted to find a permanent head coach. Peffer currently serves as the Director of Admissions and Orientation at UM-Dearborn and has been in that role for over 10 years. According to the UM-Dearborn athletics website Peffer coached at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, where she graduated in 1994.  

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