WNBA Legend Sheryl Swoopes Fired From Coaching At Loyola University After Players Mistreatment
Loyola has fired head coach Sheryl Swoopes after investigating claims that she mistreated her players, the university announced on Sunday.
“Sheryl Swoopes is no longer serving as the women’s basketball coach at Loyola University Chicago,” athletic director Steve Watson said in a statement. “A search for her replacement will begin immediately. Loyola thanks Sheryl for her service to the women’s basketball program.”
Loyola launched an investigation into Swoopes in April after 10 of 12 returning players had either transferred or asked to be released from their scholarships.
The school declined to comment on what the investigation revealed.
After being fired Sunday as Loyola’s women’s basketball coach, Sheryl Swoopes released a statement Tuesday expressing her “disappointment” that she will no longer coach at the university.
“It’s my hope that the student-athletes will be provided a full explanation of what has unfolded,” Swoopes said in a statement released by her agent. “As students, they deserve truth and transparency. All I can say at this point is that I do feel vindicated. I was 100 percent pleased with what I thought clearly supported all I’ve ever tried to provide as a coach, an employee and the woman of character my mother has raised.”