d3wrestle.com has learned that University of Wisconsin-Platteville head coach Chis Walter has stepped down after 17 years leading the Pioneers to take a position outside of coaching. He coached 29 NCAA qualifiers and 9 All-Americans at Platteville. During his career, he was named WIAC Coach of the Year and NWCA Rookie Coach of the Year. He also is a member of the NWCA Division III Ranking Committee. He served as the assistant coach for one season before taking over as head coach in 1997 and leading the team to a 10th place NCAA finish in 1998.
There has not yet been any official word on how Platteville will move forward t0 name a successor.