Griffin, a professor emeritus at UMass, is director of a Women's Sports Foundation program called It Takes a Team, which educates people about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in sports. It feeds negative recruiting, trying to make athletes and parents afraid of coaches. It provides ammunition for people who want to discriminate.
The women's college basketball season has ended, and many coaches are on the road recruiting through mid-May. While they're out there, some said in recent interviews, they could face fallout from the March resignation of Pokey Chatman from Louisiana State, following charges of what the university described for the first time as inappropriate sexual relationships between her and former players. At its heart, LSU officials said, the Chatman case is about abuse of trust or power.
So far, the answer appears to be no, as L. Chatman was replaced by Van Chancellor, 64, a longtime coach at the University of Mississippi who won four championships with Houston of the W. On the other hand, the hiring of a man allowed L.
Late-morning sunlight slips through the giant oaks on the quad of Louisiana State University. A woman is poring over the pages of a book, undisturbed by the babbling fountain nearby. A handful of students on bicycles lazily crisscross the area, maneuvering through a series of pebble-covered benches as they head toward class.
I'm confident that with the base of players we have here, that we will be able to achieve that goal. Chatman coached in the European basketball league last season and guided Russian Spartak Moscow Region to a Euroleague record and the Euroleague Championship. She has demonstrated success at both the professional and college levels.
I believe it is in the best interests of the team that I step away from my coaching duties immediately. I have every confidence in the young ladies and the remaining coaches that they will have success in the NCAA Tournament. By Friday, Chatman all but disappeared and has since had no communication with the media.
Chatman spent the first 20 years of her adult life at LSU as a player —student assistant —assistant coach — and head coach — Chatman resigned from her post at LSU on March 7, amid allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a former player that were alleged to have begun when Chatman was coaching the player. She is recognized for scoring the first 3 point shot in a high school game for the state of Louisiana. The Kodak All-American point guard played for Gunter from tostarting all but one game and setting the all-time steals and assists records at LSU.
Associated Press. Pokey Chatman, who collected more than wins at LSU before resigning amid allegations she had inappropriate relationships with former players, is the new head coach and general manager for the Chicago Sky. Chatman is a a highly successful coach for a professional team in Russia.