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Gregg Marshall resigns from Wichita State

The Gregg Marshall era at Wichita State is over. This morning, Wichita State announced that Marshall has resigned, effective immediately. Even though Marshall was under investigation for alleged misconduct, Wichita State agreed to pay him a $7.75 million settlement over the next six years. Assistant Coach Isaac Brown will serve as the team’s interim head coach.

“This was a difficult decision, but one I feel was necessary for my family, the university and, most importantly, the student-athletes,” Marshall said. “I remain grateful for my years spent at Wichita State. I wish to thank the coaches, student-athletes, the university, the community, and all of Shocker Nation for their unending dedication, support and loyalty. I am incredibly proud of this men’s basketball program and all it has achieved over the past 14 years and am confident of its continued success.”

Over the last month, multiple players have come forward with claims of physical and verbal abuse and racist behavior by Marshall, including Shaq Morris, who said Marshall punched him twice during a 2015 practice, once just hours after Morris informed him his mother is battling cancer. The Athletic first broke the news that Wichita State was investigating the claims, and Jeff Goodman released his own detailed report, which was compiled over six months and includes interviews with 36 former and current members of the Shockers basketball program. In his response, Marshall didn’t even deny the reported incidents took place, instead admitting his coaching style “isn’t for everyone.”

“Our student-athletes are our primary concern,” said Wichita State Director of Athletics Darron Boatright. “While the university acknowledges the success of the basketball program under Coach Marshall, this decision is in the best interest of the university, its student athletes and the WSU community. WSU will continue its pursuit of excellence with the help of its student-athletes, staff and loyal supporters of the basketball program.”

“I’m incredibly proud of this basketball program. Our family – Lynn, Kellen, and Maggie – love Wichita,” said Gregg Marshall.

Apparently paying a man under investigation for misconduct $7.75 million to walk away is the best way to deal with things in Wichita.

[Wichita State]

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17 Comments for Gregg Marshall resigns from Wichita State

  1. jack8291
    11:27 am November 17, 2020 Permalink

    They likely paid him because there’s no specific language in the contact, or absolute proof in the report / investigation that would get Wichita off the hook for the remainder of his contract. Maybe saved them some money ….I think he got an extension fairly recently .

  2. TrueBluePhil
    11:39 am November 17, 2020 Permalink

    Can an I retire and someone pay me 7.5 million to do so

  3. TrueBluePhil
    11:40 am November 17, 2020 Permalink

    We wonder why college is so expensive?

    • WKY Cat
      12:13 pm November 17, 2020 Permalink

      Educate yourself. Most athletic departments run financially independent of the university. A lot of them actually give money to the universities.

  4. UKFanSC
    11:40 am November 17, 2020 Permalink

    His wife will likely deplete the vodka supply in the greater Wichita this week……

    • Bluenblood
      8:25 am November 18, 2020 Permalink

      Haha right. Never liked his hair dyed look…..Why do the AHoles get paid?????

  5. dhard
    11:58 am November 17, 2020 Permalink

    I assumed his wife would take over.

  6. bigblue98
    12:02 pm November 17, 2020 Permalink

    Now to see what school hires this dbag. Too bad one of those players didn’t bust him right in the mouth.

    • BobbyBlue
      12:18 pm November 17, 2020 Permalink

      Boobie Night never had a problem getting hired,after similar incidents.
      No reason to think this guy will not get hired again.

    • bigblue98
      12:59 pm November 17, 2020 Permalink

      You’re right that someone will. Feel sorry for the players at whatever school that is.

  7. bbn606
    12:25 pm November 17, 2020 Permalink

    He would be perfect at Looserville but since they already have an idiot, we can just call him “Idiot in Waiting”.

  8. sprtphan
    12:40 pm November 17, 2020 Permalink

    Proven winner. He will be rehired by someone.

  9. Headhurts
    12:47 pm November 17, 2020 Permalink

    He’s a poor mans modern era Bobby Knight, in other words big time jerk, he shouldn’t be allowed to be a head coach anywhere after punching a player.

  10. Wild Turkey 101
    12:50 pm November 17, 2020 Permalink

    Hey Gregg, that 2014 tourney loss to Kentucky stll burns doesn’t it?

  11. RexRox
    2:30 pm November 17, 2020 Permalink

    Both are toxic individuals, but please don’t compare him to Bobby Knight. I remember one year (probably late 90’s) when coaches at the Final Four were polled as to who was the best X’s and O’s coach in the game, and Knight was the overwhelming winner. And this is by his peers. Don’t get me wrong… I’m no fan of Bobby Knight, but Gregg Marshall isn’t even close to be being in the same echelon as Knight as far as coaches go.

    • UKFanSC
      5:39 pm November 17, 2020 Permalink

      I hate Knight…..hate his arrogant ass…..but you are correct (IMO), Marshall is not even a pimple on Bobby Knight’s butt.