Last month, Wichita State men’s basketball coach Gregg Marshall resigned after, an abusive investigation.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, The school and Marshall agreed to contract buyout of $7.75 million, which will be paid out over the next six years.
Back in October, Wichita State has confirmed that St. Louis-based law firm Tueth Keeney conducted an internal investigation into Marshall’s behavior following multiple allegations of former players to Stadium and The Athletic.
Former Marshall player, Shaquille Morris shared with Stadium, that Marshall punched him during a practice.
According to Morris, he went to help his teammate Zach Brown and then got hit with a punch from Marshall. The incident occurred the same day, he told Marshall that his mother was suffering from cancer.
Sheldon Bailey played for Marshall at Winthrop University from 2001 to 2003, and recently shared his interactions with his former head coach.
“I played for him at Winthrop University we won four conference championships in a row. Gregg Marshall is an abusive coach in the sense of physical abuse, mental, verbal, and very demeaning. He is just unprofessional, not just to his players, but to his staff, and other people that were around the program. He has been conducting himself like this his whole career. I think after I transferred and some other guys transferred, he calmed down, then he got back into it,” said Bailey.
Bailey also shared that Toronto Rapters guard, Fred VanVleet has never spoken out about the scandal involving his former coach.
“To see that Fred VanVleet said nothing about the Gregg Marshall situation, but celebrated when the assistant coach was named head coach. It leads me to believe that Fred Van Fleet probably marginalizes, where he puts Gregg Marshall in terms of the success in his career.”
However, according to Jeff Goodman of Stadium, in 2015, VanVleet threatened to boycott the team if Marshall did not apologize for punching Shaq Morris.
Marshall has been the most successful coach in Wichita State’s history, leading the Shockers to eight appearances in the NCAA tournament since he took over in 2007. He led them to the Final Four in 2013 after being selected as a 9-seed.