Records: UW-Oshkosh volleyball coach fired following sexual assault investigation

OSHKOSH – Longtime, highly successful men’s club volleyball coach Brian “Lumpy” Schaefer was quietly fired from UW-Oshkosh after an investigation concluded he sexually harassed a player, the USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin reported.

The university announced Schaefer had “stepped down to pursue other opportunities,” reported Karen Herzog and Devi Shastri. The coach who replaced Schaefer — and supported the player who brought allegations against him — also spoke glowingly about Schaefer publicly.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel obtained sexual harassment case records from across the UW System through a state open records request. The newspaper shared them with USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin partners in campus communities, including the Stevens Point Journal, which then reported the accusations against former UW-Stevens Point assistant dean Shawn Wilson.

The Journal Sentinel obtained additional documents this week about Schaefer’s case.

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