Kennesaw State Fires Coach Over Sexual Harassment

August 4, 2016

Kennesaw State University fired its softball coach on Wednesday after an investigation found that he had violated the university's sexual harassment policy. The investigation began earlier this year when anonymous letters were sent to Kennesaw State's athletic department alleging that the coach, Torrence Acheson, had touched players in an "inappropriate manner," made sexual comments toward the players and insinuated that the players were "servicing'" baseball players.

“We are extremely disappointed in Coach Acheson’s behavior and apologize to our student-athletes and their parents,” Houston D. Davis, the university's interim president, said in a statement. “This type of conduct simply will not be tolerated at Kennesaw State.”

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