Boston University has parted ways with women’s basketball coach Kelly Greenberg after four scholarship players said they quit the team last season because Greenberg emotionally abused them.
Greenberg began sharing the news of her resignation late Tuesday with former players who supported her. She confirmed her departure in a statement posted on the BU Today website early Wednesday morning. It came after a university committee reviewed the complaints of abuse.
“I do not agree with some of the findings of the review panel regarding my coaching style, which was intended to produce well-rounded athletes and a winning team,’’ Greenberg said. “However, given all that has transpired, I do not believe that it will be possible for me to continue as an effective coach at Boston University.”
Todd Klipp, senior counsel at the university, was quoted by BU Today as saying that many of the complaints could not be substantiated, but that “a compelling case was made, based on interviews with the team as a whole, that the manner in which Coach Greenberg interacted with many of her players was incompatible with the expectations and standards for university employees, including our coaches.”
Greenberg’s attorney, Paul Kelly, said he and Greenberg would have no comment Tuesday night.
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