BREAKING NEWS: Cal fires long term Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach Teri McKeever
This comes after a year long investigation came to a close
Cal Women’s Swimming and Diving coach Teri McKeever was fired on Tuesday, according to a report by Scott Reid of the OC Register. This comes after a year long investigation into multiple complaints by former student-athletes of alleged verbal abuse and emotional abuse.
Cal AD Jim Knowlton was quoted from his statement he gave to the Cal Swimmers
“I’m writing to inform you that today we have parted ways with long-time women’s swimming coach, Teri McKeever’” Cal athletic director Jim Knowlton wrote to Cal swimmers. “After carefully reviewing an extensive investigative report that was recently completed by an independent law firm, I strongly believe this is in the best interests of our student athletes, our swimming program, and Cal Athletics as a whole.
“The report details numerous violations of university policies that prohibit race, national origin, and disability discrimination. The report also details verbally abusive conduct that is antithetical to our most important values. I was disturbed by what I learned in the course of reading through the report’s 482 pages that substantiate far too many allegations of unacceptable behavior. I want to apologize, on behalf of Cal Athletics, to every student-athlete who was subject to this conduct in the past, and I want to thank everyone who had the courage to come forward and share their story with the investigators.”
The article goes on to highlight the timeline of the investigation along with the reported complaints and allegations against McKeever.
As this story is developing, we will be updating the story as we get more information.
Just the other day, the WFC writers and I were discussing as to where that 6 month investigative benchmark went. Well here we are. A justified decision.
Glad this happened. No athletic department should tolerate this kind of stuff, even from a "winner".