Dominican basketball coach Wollersheim resigns
WHITEFISH BAY - Whitefish Bay Dominican High School boys basketball coach Paul Wollersheim announced his resignation Friday, less than a week after the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office declined to press criminal sexual assault charges against him.
The school placed Wollersheim on administrative leave after he was arrested on May 25th when a female teacher accused him of assaulting her.
"On Thursday, July 12, 2012 Dominican High School accepted the resignation of Paul Wollersheim as Athletic Director and Boys Basketball Coach," School Head Leanne Giese and School Board President Tom Popalisky confirmed in a letter to parents. "We would like to thank Paul for twenty-two years of dedication and commitment to Dominican High School."
"Our athletic programs thrived under his leadership and direction and Dominican celebrated six Boys Basketball State Championship titles under his coaching expertise."
"As a school community we wish Paul and his family the very best in their future endeavors."
Wollersheim led the Dominican boys basketball team to three state championships in his career.
"It is with some sadness that I have resigned my duties at Dominican High School," Wollersheim said in a statement released to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Friday. "For the past 20+ years I have worked with amazing kids, parents and colleagues - they energized me on a daily basis."
"The recent false allegations against me have been a nightmare for me and my family," he continued. "More than anything, it has helped me understand what's most important in my life. My wife and family have been amazing throughout this ordeal as have many of my closest friends - without that support, I am not sure I would have found the strength in myself to get through this situation."