Former UMaine Coaches Being Investigated At Purdue
Former UMaine women’s basketball coach and current coach of the Purdue Boilermakers Sharon Versyp is being investigated at Purdue for allegations she created a “toxic and hostile environment” by verbally attacking players, using personal information against players and “bullying” a member of her coaching staff, according to a report by the Journal & Courier in Indiana.
• Former UMaine field hockey coach and senior woman administrator Terry Kix, who serves as the Director of Basketball Operations for Versyp at Purdue was also named in a report alleging the incidents in the program.
• The 55 year old Versyp was planning to resign after this season, and when it was announced she would return for one final season five players entered the transfer portal
• The Journal & Courier referenced an internal document related to the allegations and said it dates back to the 2018-19 season
o Allegations include swearing at players, knocking a phone out of a players hand, not allowing players to talk on a flight, banning players from the locker room, mocking players, berating players and more
• Investigation could last up to 45 days, but no timeline was given and no comment was made by the Athletic Department or the University administration
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