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.