Northern Michigan reinstates coach Kyle, administrator after administrative leave

Walt Kyle is expected to be back behind the Northern Michigan bench when the Wildcats host Alaska-Anchorage on Friday (photo: Melissa Wade).

Northern Michigan coach Walt Kyle has been reinstated by the school after a weeklong administrative leave, the Marquette Mining Journal reported.

School spokesperson Derek Hall also told the newspaper that associate athletic director Bridget Berube Carter was no longer on administrative leave.

An internal review showed that neither Kyle nor Berube Carter violated university bylaws or policies, the newspaper reported, but the school did not disclose what the review was investigating.

Northern Michigan athletic director Forrest Karr informed players about Kyle’s leave before practice last Tuesday, and Kyle missed last weekend’s games at Penn State. The Wildcats lost 4-1 leads in both games, losing on Friday and tying on Saturday.

Kyle is expected to return to the bench when the Wildcats host Alaska-Anchorage on Friday.