Berkeley to Fire Assistant Coach for Sex Harassment

March 15, 2016

The University of California at Berkeley has moved to fire an assistant men's basketball coach after he "violated the university's sexual harassment policy." In a statement Monday, the university said that the assistant coach, Yann Hufnagel, "has been relieved of his duties pending the outcome of the termination process."

The news was first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. Hufnagel did not respond to the Chronicle's requests for comment, but he later posted a tweet denying the allegations. "Right now the only focus should be on our basketball team," he tweeted. "My time to exonerate myself of a fruitless claim by a reporter will come."

The basketball team received a bid to play in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's men's basketball tournament this week.

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