December 16th, 2015 | by CollegeAD

Arkansas volleyball Coach Robert Pulliza has released a statement through a Little Rock public relations firm refuting allegations of bullying and intimidating his players. “These last few weeks have been some of the most difficult that I have experienced in my life, both personally and professionally as a coach,” Pulliza said in the statement. “Any accusation that I have threatened physical harm to any player or called players names like the demeaning terms that have been alleged is simply false. “Many of the allegations made against me speak more to a style of coaching that might not be for everyone, but is not uncommon in college athletics. “These accusations have come from a small number of players. Unfortunately, coaching often involves making difficult decisions that do not always please each individual player, but which are necessary for the betterment of the team as a whole.” An Arkansas spokesman said Pulliza’s statement was not coordinated with the UA. The athletic department confirmed last Wednesday it had started an investigation of the volleyball program after receiving the anonymous letter and would have no further comment until the process is completed. -Bob Holt, Arkansas Online, Read More

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