• Fired Strength Coach Ultimately Cleared in UM Probe

    by Matt Porter Palm Beach Post Staff Writer July 2014

    After a report connected him to the Biogenesis scandal, Jimmy Goins was fired by the University of Miami. After a lengthy investigation, Goins was cleared Monday by Miami, where Goins was employed for nine years as a strength and conditioning coach for the Hurricanes baseball and track and field teams. UM said it found no evidence he was supplying its athletes with performance-enhancing drugs. His lawyer believes UM fired Goins for no reason.

  • Notice Policy Leaves School Tight Window to Hire Coach

    by Kenny Ryan 361-886-3747 June 2014

    Carroll’s search for a new baseball coach will have to be a quick one. As in, the district will have five days to interview candidates and make a hire. Not the next five days, but the five-day span stretching from July 7-11.

  • School Board Vote Prohibits Parents Coaching Own Kids

    by Lindsay Street; June 2014

    The Berkeley County School Board voted 6-1 Tuesday to prohibit parents from coaching varsity and junior varsity teams on which their children participate. It was the first of two readings of the policy change. School board member Phillip Obie dissented.

  • Hearing Officer: Sandusky Deserves $4,900/Mo. Pension

    by Allison Steele; Inquirer Staff Writer June 2014

    In an opinion released Monday, the examiner recommended the state employees' retirement system reinstate the $4,900-a-month pension Sandusky collected before being convicted on child sex abuse charges in 2012.

  • Coach Photographed Drinking Beer Around Players Fired

    by The Orange County Register June 2014

    Jay Creps, who led Chatsworth's softball team to the L.A. City Section Division 1 championship game this season, was fired last week by Principal Tim Guy after a parent turned in a photo of him drinking beer out of a bottle during a team bonding party at his home that was attended by parents and players in either 2012 or 2013. Creps, who just completed his fifth year as coach, was confronted with the photo from the party and was told by Guy that it was against district policy to have any alcohol at any team function. Creps reportedly was given the option of resigning or being fired and refused to quit.

  • US Youth Soccer Regional Tournament Taxes Refs


    Officially, there is no major problem with the officials this week at the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships. While there were some rumblings of referee shortages entering the 237-team event, and tournament officials acknowledged they could have used a few more bodies, there was only one instance in the first three days of 360 games played in which a referee was forced to call a fourth game in a day - one game more than what organizers consider their max for a regional event. Rob Martella, head of operations for the tournament, said this week's event at the New Mexico Soccer Complex near Bernalillo has 188 referees and 34 assessors, who essentially grade the performance of the on-field referees. Every game has had four referees and one assessor.

  • AD Joyner, Hired at Peak of PSU Scandal Fallout, to Retire

    by Joe Juliano; Inquirer Staff Writer June 2014

    Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner, who took over at the height of outrage over the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-abuse scandal and hired the Nittany Lions' last two head football coaches, announced Tuesday that he plans to retire from the university.

  • Disgraced Coach Masiello Turns Resume 'Mistake' Positive

    by The New York Post June 2014

    There is reality, and there is truth. Steve Masiello understands the reality. He understands that some people never will believe him, forever branding him a liar for listing himself as a Kentucky graduate on his résumé when he hadn't completed his undergraduate degree. Manhattan's recently reinstated basketball coach doesn't blame anyone for having that opinion. There is evidence to support that conclusion, even though so much evidence lies solely in the mind of Masiello. Only he knows. That is the truth. In its absence, Masiello probably would think the same thing many people have thought of him over the past two-plus months.

  • ASU Hires Pro Execs, While UA Finds Old-School Success

    by Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star June 2014

    About the only thing the athletic departments at Arizona and ASU have in common anymore is that they are travel partners in the Pac- 12. Almost everything else has changed.

  • Policy Banning Parents from Coaching Gets Pushback

    by Dan Brown; June 2014

    Parents and coaches from across Berkeley County converged on a board of education meeting demanding some answers, or at best, a frank explanation as to the motivation behind the county board s consideration of changing a longstanding volunteer coaches policy.