MN Lawmakers Push for Answer Over UMD Coach’s Dismissal

Lawmakers Want Answers About Why Miller is Being Let Go at UMD

Democratic state senators are pressing for more answers on why the coach of Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey team is being let go.

Shannon Miller has coached UMD to five NCAA national championships but the university isn’t renewing her contract after this season.

School officials have cited a $4.5 million budget deficit as a primary reason.

Miller’s $215,000 salary makes her the highest-paid coach in women’s hockey.

Sen. Katie Sieben, DFL-Newport, and other Democratic senators sent a letter to university officials last week.

They point out Miller’s salary is $20,000 lower than the school’s men’s hockey coach.

The senators say the administration should share more information behind the decision not to extend Miller’s contract.    

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