Stollings in some hot water at Texas Tech

Ignatius L Hoops

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Ex-women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings preparing to sue Texas Tech over firing

Voepel's article certainly covers a range of topics including the old "verbal report".

Stollings, who had worked previously with Petrella at Minnesota and VCU, said she reported him as soon as she was made aware of the allegations in March, although some players told USA Today they had complained about his behavior before that.

"I was first alerted to it shortly after our season ended, and it was on a call with an athlete," Stollings said of Petrella. "I immediately contacted my supervisor, which is Judi Henry. She instructed me to contact our A.D., Kirby, and within 48 hours, (Petrella) was no longer an employee at Texas Tech."

Texas Tech then did an internal review of the women's basketball program in the wake of Petrella's resignation and other concerns, including the players' exit interviews. That review was presented to Hocutt verbally. When asked why there was no written report, Hocutt said in his Aug. 7 conference call that the investigation was taking a long time and he was getting impatient with it, so he requested to hear it verbally. Stollings said that Hocutt told her that he didn't want a written report that could be available to media under an open records request.

Following the interview with Stollings, ESPN provided Texas Tech a list of questions for Hocutt in regard to her claims. The school -- which reportedly is doing a comprehensive program review in the wake of Stollings being fired -- did not answer the questions but released a statement instead.
 

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Is she aiming for the Get Out Of Dodge settlement money she would have gotten if she had not been fired for just cause?
 

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In the STrib article on the U hiring Don Beebe's group:


Going into Stollings’ final season as Gophers coach in 2017-18, Beebe entered the picture at Minnesota trying to get a handle on the athletic department as a whole.

The university paid Beebe’s firm $25,000 plus a few thousand dollars in expenses for nine days of independent training throughout the year that ended with a review meeting with Coyle and Manning.

“[With the Gophers], we didn’t learn anything about any concerns until after [Stollings] had left,” Beebe said. “Some of the student-athletes said they almost called us the year before.”
 
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