Texas Woman's University announced Saturday that Shelly Barberee has resigned as head volleyball coach "to focus on personal matters." A statement from Barberee said that her resignation had no relationship to the recent hospitalization of eight of her players, and that since August 12, she has been on leave and not playing a role in the workouts.
The resignation was announced the day after the university said that the hospitalizations were due to rhabdomyolysis, a condition that involves breakdown of muscle tissue. “Although the investigation remains underway, Texas Woman’s University’s initial belief is that overexertion coupled with dehydration during practices last week caused these student-athletes to experience rhabdomyolysis,” said a statement from Monica Mendez-Grant, vice president for student life.
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