Wichita State basketball coach Gregg Marshall is beneath investigation following allegations of bodily and verbal abuse, and two of the claims are that he punched a participant and choked considered one of his assistants.
Former Wichita State ahead Shaq Morris instructed Stadium’s Jeff Goodman that he was punched by Marshall during a 2015 practice. Morris, who performed at Wichita State from 2014-2018, says the incident came about in October of 2015 and Marshall punched him within the head.
Morris stated he knocked former teammate Zach Brown to the bottom whereas making an attempt to dam his shot throughout the group’s follow on Oct. 22, 2015. He claims he went over to assist Brown up when he was sucker-punched within the aspect of the top by Marshall.
“I went over to assist (Brown) up, and as I used to be serving to him up to ensure he was okay, bam – I’m struck on the left aspect of my face with a punch,” Morris recalled. “I turned again with my fists able to punch or swing. I don’t know who did what and I see Marshall standing there. I rotated and began strolling out.
“He punched me whereas I used to be going through away over my proper shoulder, hit me in my jaw. I turned and coaches are surrounding us on the time.”
One former participant stated Marshall known as Morris a “motherf—er,” whereas one other former participant recalled Marshall accusing Morris of making an attempt to harm Brown.
Goodman was additionally instructed by three eyewitnesses that Marshall choked former Shockers assistant coach Kyle Lindsted at follow throughout the 2016-17 season. Lindsted, who now works as an assistant at Minnesota, declined to remark.
These two alleged incidents with Marshall are stated to be a part of a pattern of behavior that Wichita State began investigating last month. Marshall, 57, can be accused of demeaning gamers with racial and ethnic slurs. A complete of 10 gamers have transferred from Wichita State up to now two years, together with seven after final season.
Marshall is thought for being a fiery coach and having a mood, which we noticed when he went after referees throughout an exhibition match a number of years in the past. You possibly can see a video of that incident here.