Wichita State head basketball coach Gregg Marshall resigned Tuesday following an investigation into allegations of verbal and physical abuse, ending a tenure that soared to the Final Four in 2013.
Marshall, who has long been known for his combustible sideline persona, came under scrutiny when former player Shaq Morris claimed he’d been struck twice by his coach during an October 2015 practice. Morris also claimed that he’d seen Marshall choke assistant coach Kyle Lindsted, who soon left to become an assistant at Minnesota.
The school said Marshall agreed to a settlement of $7.75 million to be paid over the next six years.
Assistant coach Isaac Brown, who has been with the program since 2014, will serve as the Shockers’ interim head coach. Their season begins next Wednesday against Utah State.
Marshall steadfastly had denied any accusation that he had struck a player or choked an assistant, though five players told the Wichita Eagle they saw him hit Morris during the 2015-16 season. Eight other players said they saw him put his hands around Lindsted’s throat during the 2016-17 season.
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