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Evansville head coach Walter McCarty placed on administrative leave

The University of Evansville announced Friday that head basketball coach Walter McCarty has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into alleged Title IX violations.

“The University has received reports of unwelcome conduct by Coach McCarty since his arrival in March 2018,” University President Chris Pietruszkiewicz wrote. “We have counseled him about his behavior. In the last two weeks, the University received a troubling report about Coach McCarty’s interactions with a member of the campus community. We have placed Coach McCarty on leave while that incident is being investigated.”

Evansville hired McCarty in 2018 after he had spent the previous five seasons as an assistant with the Boston Celtics. He is 20-25 during his tenure, including a 9-4 start to this season highlighted by the Aces’ upset of #1 Kentucky (McCarty’s alma mater) at Rupp Arena in November.

Assistant coach Bennie Seltzer will lead the team on an interim basis going forward. Seltzer is a long-time D-I assistant coach who also spent two seasons as head coach at Samford (2012-14).


credit to Alex Slitz/Lexington Herald-Leader for the photo

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