Gophers assistant coach Rob Jeter was offered the job as the head coach at Western Illinois on Wednesday, according to a person with direct knowledge.

Contract details are being worked on for Jeter to be the program’s next coach, the source told the Star Tribune. 

Jeter, 50, has been on Richard Pitino’s staff for the last two seasons, including on the Minnesota team that won an NCAA tournament game in 2019. Previous head coaching experience for Jeter included a stint at Milwaukee from 2005-16.

Prior to joining the Gophers for the 2018-19 season, Jeter was an assistant at Nevada Las Vegas from 2016-18. He was also on former Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan’s staff at 1999-2005 at two programs, including Milwaukee.

Jeter’s record at Milwaukee was 184-170, which included two NCAA tournament appearances, two Horizon League tournament titles and two Horizon League regular season championships. He was named Horizon League Coach of the Year in 2011.

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