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NCAA appeals committee upholds findings against former Ole Miss head women's basketball coach

Download the July 2017 University of Mississippi Infractions Appeals Public Decision

The NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee upheld an NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions panel's finding that the former Ole Miss head women's basketball coach failed to adequately monitor his staff and must complete a two-year show-cause order.

In the Division I Committee on Infractions decision, the panel found that a former assistant women's basketball coach, a former director of basketball operations and two women's basketball student-athletes acted unethically when they committed academic fraud to ensure the student-athletes were eligible to enroll at the university. The former head coach failed to monitor the two staff members' activities surrounding the two student-athletes' online coursework.

In his appeal, the former head coach argued the Committee on Infractions panel incorrectly determined that he failed to monitor a prospect's coursework at a previous school. However, the appeals committee noted that was not the issue in the case. Rather, the Committee on Infractions panel found that he did not monitor the activities of two of his staff members surrounding online coursework of two student-athletes.