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WUSTL’s Luenemann retires

Washington-St. Louis head coach Rich Luenemann has retired, according to a report at stltoday.com. Luenemann, a three-time AVCA National Coach of the Year, and winner of more than 1,000 matches and three D-III national championships, had been on an indefinite leave. The report, which was posted today, says Luenemann retired on Sept. 23.

Update (10/6 at 12:36 a.m.): I just noticed that the link is no longer live for whatever reason. I’ve requested an explanation from the site.

Update (10/7 at 3:23 p.m.): Response from SiteHelp at stltoday.com: “The person who originally submitted that press release requested it be taken down.”

Update (10/31/13 at 7:45 p.m.): WUSTL issued a release on its site stating that Luenemann “will not be returning to the Danforth Campus following his leave of absence.”

From the release: “My departure from coaching will create a huge void in my life, but it’s time for my wife, Joan, to become the rudder of our ship,” Luenemann added. “Joan’s fragile medical condition requires my full attention as her primary caregiver, and we’ll work hand-in-hand to maximize the quality of her improvement.”

-Ricky Nelson

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Written by Ricky Nelson

October 4, 2013 at 11:25 pm

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  1. […] busy around here just with the nightly matches, so I’ve neglected news releases. Besides the reported retirement of head coach Rich Luenemann at Washington-St. Louis (that post has two updates), my last news release update was on Sept. […]


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