Nebraska coach Connie Yori resigns after investigation
Nebraska women’s basketball head coach Connie Yori has resigned after an investigation by the athletic department into her treatment of players, reports the Lincoln Journal Star.
“After fourteen years as the head coach of the women’s basketball program, I have made the difficult decision to step down,” Yori said in a statement. “As some of you may know, this has been a very challenging time for my family and in the best interest of all of us, this is the right decision. I want to thank the student-athletes, assistant coaches, staff and administrators, especially Shawn Eichorst, for his leadership and support during this difficult time in my life.
“Finally, thank you to the incredible Husker Nation for their passionate and unwavering support throughout my time in Lincoln. I will always be a proud Husker,” Yori continued.
Yori, who spent 14 years at the helm of Nebraska’s program, was accused by more than 10 current players, all of whom requested anonymity, of “bullying, intimidating and overtraining players while showing a general disregard for players’ well-being.”
According to the report, Yori was also accused of discrimination, as well as involving staff members in a custody battle for her son.
“I vehemently deny any wrongdoing in our program,” Yori told the Journal Star. “I’m going to deny any wrongdoing in our program.”
Yori finishes her tenure at Nebraska with a 280–166 record and nine NCAA tournament appearances. She was named the AP women’s college basketball coach of the year in 2010 and is the program’s winningest coach.