PLATTEVILLE — The Platteville School Board accepted Temperly’s resignation as head girls’ basketball at Monday’s bi-monthy board meeting.
Temperly will remain an assistant coach with the boys’ golf team.
The announcement comes as a shock to many after Temperly revived the program and led it to unprecedented success in his three years at the helm, especially considering the talent Platteville will return next season from this year’s 20–5 regional championship squad.
Temperly led the Hillmen to a 58–18 (.744) overall record, a 26–4 (.867) mark in Southwest Wisconsin Conference play, back-to-back conference titles in 2016 and 2017, and three straight WIAA Division 3 regional titles. He was also named the SWC Coach of the Year in 2016 and 2017.
Platteville advanced to the D3 sectional final two seasons ago before losing to eventual 2017 champion Madison Edgewood (25–3) and ended this past season with a sectional semifinal loss to eventual champion Marshall (27–1).
Temperly’s career record now stands at 105–90, including five seasons as the Waupaca girls’ head coach prior to his return to Grant County.
“I am stepping down to spend more family time and to pursue my national boards to further my teaching career,” said Temperly. “We’ve had some successful teams which have made the students and community proud. Each team has done its part to establish a successful culture and girls from the past, present, and future can be proud to be Hillmen. I would like to thank the school for the opportunity to coach and for the support of the athletic programs. The community has been very supportive of the girls and the other teams. Most importantly, I would like to thank the players for all of their efforts over the years. The future is bright for years to come and I wish the girls the best of luck.”
Platteville will return four sophomore starters from this year’s team including first-team All-SWC selection Sami Martin (15.7 ppg, 10 rpg), second-team all-league selections Josie Nies (9.4 ppg, 4.2 apg) and Becca Hoyer (9.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg), and Izzy Carroll (4.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg).
“Each championship has been special in it’s own right and each team took its own unique journey throughout their own respective season,” said Temperly. “As far as game memories, the 87–81 win at Richland Center in 2017 was a fun game to be a part of. Certainly the excitement of winning each regional was uniquely special for each team. Winning the sectional game at Baraboo in 2017 was a great moment; there is something very special about a tournament run. But probably the most memorable game for me was the game at Richland Center to win our first conference title in 2015–16. That team was incredibly connected and locked in during the game. They bought in from the beginning of the season and were able to accomplish things that not many people thought possible.”