COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY

June 19th, 2019 | by CollegeAD
COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY
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In a town hall setting that began 10 minutes early and went 18 minutes over, William & Mary athletic director Samantha Huge was asked about a variety of subjects. One kept resurfacing, and it didn’t catch her by surprise. Fourteen weeks ago, Huge fired longtime men’s basketball coach Tony Shaver. She knew he was by far the program’s winningest coach and revered by the fans. She knew Tuesday night, with some 150 alums and supporters seated before her, that would be a frequent topic. The first submitted question read by moderator Jay Colley asked Huge to explain her reasoning for dismissing Shaver following his 16th season. She said it was in the best interest of the program, but a choice of wording raised some eyebrows. “Out of respect for Tony, I’m not going to nor can I go into all the details that surround it,” she said. “But I will say there were things and reasons that gave me concern about that program both on and off the court. When it came time for audience members to ask questions, a woman told Huge that answer indicated something “nefarious” was going on within the program. –  Dave Johnson, pilotonline – Read More

 

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