Georgetown women's basketball coach Keith Brown has resigned after an investigation into unprofessional conduct and inappropriate language as alleged by some of his players.
Georgetown announced Brown's resignation Thursday, citing a school policy that stresses the importance of "providing an environment for student-athletes that is safe, supportive, and founded upon the values of integrity, respect, care, honesty and professionalism."
The school began looking into the allegations three weeks ago, and last week announced that Brown and assistant coach Tim Valentine had been placed on administrative leave.
The school said Thursday that Valentine has been cleared and has returned to the team. He and fellow assistants Krystal Reeves-Evans and Kenya Kirkland are conducting practices.
The Hoyas were 15-16 in Brown's only year as head coach.Statement of Georgetown University Assistant Vice President of Communications Stacy Kerr on Georgetown University Women's Basketball:
Georgetown University Athletic Director Lee Reed today received and accepted the resignation of Women's Basketball Head Coach Keith Brown, effective immediately.
Women's Basketball Assistant Coach Tim Valentine has returned from administrative leave. Valentine was placed on administrative leave to ensure the unimpeded progress of the investigation into allegations of unprofessional conduct and the use of inappropriate language in coaching the Georgetown University women's basketball team. No evidence was found that he interfered with the investigation. No allegations of unprofessional conduct or inappropriate language were made against Tim Valentine.
The Women's Basketball team's training and practice continues under the direction of the assistant coaches.
Georgetown University sets the highest standards of behavior for our coaches, our athletics staff and our entire university community. Our policy on "Maintaining a Respectful and Professional Relationship with Student Athletes" instills the importance of "providing an environment for student-athletes that is safe, supportive, and founded upon the values of integrity, respect, care, honesty and professionalism."
We expect the highest standards of behavior and professionalism from all members of our university. Actions inconsistent with our values have no place in our community.
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