Former Volleyball Coach Cited for 'Unethical Conduct'

April 10, 2015

A former Southeastern Louisiana University head women's volleyball coach violated National Collegiate Athletic Association rules when he allowed a volunteer coach to act as an assistant coach, the N.C.A.A. announced Thursday. The head coach invited the volunteer to join his staff in 2013, the N.C.A.A. stated, and soon instructed the volunteer to "perform coaching activities" without officially counting the coach as a member of the staff.

The head coach also arranged open gym sessions outside the playing season and had "impermissible interactions" with four volleyball prospects, including providing one-on-one instruction to a prospect who attended the university's summer camp. Penalties include a $5,000 fine, a two-year show-cause order for the former head coach and a one-year extension of the university's existing probation stemming from a 2013 case in which 137 athletes competed without meeting eligibility requirements. The probation will now end in 2018.

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