Report: NCAA to charge Donnie Tyndall with multiple violations
The NCAA will charge former Southern Miss basketball coach Donnie Tyndall with multiple rules violations, including improper financial aid, academic misconduct and lack of control, ESPN's Andy Katz reports.
CBS Sports was the first to report that the notice of allegations was imminent.
Under Tyndall's watch, coursework allegedly was completed or performed for recruits and financial aid was offered to signees who did not qualify. Tyndall's "lack of control" fell under a bylaw that classifies such behavior as unethical for a head coach.
Similar infractions usually result in a head coach receiving a show-cause order, which means any penalties imposed on the coach will remain in place for a predetermined amount of time and will follow him if he begins work at a different school during the penalty period.
"Donnie anticipates that investigation process is at a point where a notice of allegations is expected at any time and we're not at liberty to discuss any details of the investigative process," Tyndall's attorney, Stu Brown, told ESPN on Thursday.
NCAA rules state that Tyndall and Southern Miss must respond to the notice of allegations within 90 days, after which the NCAA can set a date for a hearing before the committee on infractions. The hearing for this case will likely be held in 2016, according to ESPN.
Tyndall coached the Golden Eagles from 2012-14, then coached one year at Tennessee before he was fired when news of his alleged misconduct at Southern Miss surfaced.
Tyndall told CBS in June that he is not planning on giving up on coaching, and plans to try to break back into basketball regardless of any allegations against him.
- Erin Flynn