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Colorado State’s Larry Eustachy Expected To Be Fired

About a week after Colorado State AD Joe Parker put head basketball coach Larry Eustachy on paid leave, the Denver Post reports that the school plans to terminate Eustachy’s contract with cause. Eustachy was given a zero-tolerance policy in 2014 as a result of an investigation into his treatment of players and staff at CSU.

New allegations of abuse behavior would seem to violate that policy and would allow the school to save the $3 million buyout in the contract. The school signed Eustachy to a contract extension in December 2015 to keep the coach at CSU through at least the 2019-20 season.

The situation at Colorado State is not getting much better, as the Loveland Reporter-Herald reports that Rams players found out about Eustachy’s leave from social media, rather than administration. This prompted the team to boycott practice on Thursday.

62-yr-old Eustachy was previously the head coach at Southern Miss, Iowa State, Utah State and Idaho. He has been replaced in the interim by CSU’s associate head coach Steve Barnes.

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