November 14th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

University of Houston women’s soccer coach Diego Bocanegra and school officials “acted appropriately” and followed policy in response to several players being hospitalized in January, according to findings of an internal audit released Thursday. The report, conducted by Audit and Compliance Committee of the University of Houston System Board of Regents, concluded former assistant strength coach Minor Bowens “ignored guidelines” that prevent rhabdomyolysis, or rhabdo, a severe syndrome caused by muscle damage. Bowens was fired in February. “We concluded that the former assistant strength coach ignored guidelines that help prevent rhabdo; the head women’s soccer coach acted appropriately; athletic department management acted appropriately; and that university management acted appropriately by following its policies,” the audit read. -Joseph Duarte , Houston Chronicle. Read More.

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