Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Coach Bill Gibbons: Holy Cross harboring ‘crazy’ coach: Suit

A female athlete from Manhattan is suing the College of Holy Cross saying the Massachusetts school is harboring an abusive basketball coach whose court-side behavior makes the ousted Rutgers coach Mike Rice look like a softy by comparison.

Junior Ashley Cooper, of the Upper East Side, was recruited to play as a guard for the school on a full scholarship in 2011.

But she recently abandoned the full ride and transferred to another school after college brass allegedly ignored women’s basketball coach Bill Gibbons’ harsh treatment of his team, the Manhattan Supreme Court suit alleges.

The veteran coach, who brags about his 533-win record over a 28-year tenure, allegedly “violently yanked and pulled Cooper by her shirt collar and strongly squeezed the back of her neck causing pain while barking instructions in her face at close range,” the Manhattan civil suit claims.

New York Post

By Julia Marsh
October 15, 2013

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