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Women's gymnastics coach out at Minnesota

August 29, 2014
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota women's gymnastics coach Meg Stephenson has left the job in a "mutually agreed-upon resignation," according to the university.

The Gophers announced Stephenson's departure Thursday, citing two investigations into student and employee complaints about the program. Athletic director Norwood Teague said the investigations have been completed, after which the department took "prompt and appropriate action" in response.

The university said there's an open complaint with the federal Office for Civil Rights related to the program. The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1qMEgll ) reported that the complaint alleges sexual harassment of a student by a volunteer assistant coach on the team and that the university failed to address the situation effectively.

Stephenson guided the Gophers to three top-10 finishes at the NCAA championships and the last two Big Ten titles.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

 
 

 

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