DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — 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.READ MORE: New Poll Shows Minneapolis Residents Support Charter Amendment Replacing Police
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.READ MORE: Minnesota Apple Orchards Endure Labor Shortage During Peak Season
The senators say the administration should share more information behind the decision not to extend Miller’s contract.MORE NEWS: 'I Laid On The Floor And Just Bawled': Minnesota TikTok Sensation, 79, Overwhelmed By Support After Scooter Breaks
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