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Ohio State Associate Women’s Basketball Coach Resigns

Andy Berg

Patrick Klein, associate head coach of women’s basketball at The Ohio State University, has resigned amid an investigation into possible violations of both university and NCAA policies.

In a letter to associate athletic director Carey Fagan, Klein admitted that his conduct was less than what was expected of him.

“Over the course of the past two weeks it has come to my attention that some of my actions as a coach have not adhered strictly to NCAA rules,” he wrote. “I’ve also been made aware that in some instance, my communication with student-athletes may have been too informal or in some cases even inappropriate, violating university policy.”

For its part, Ohio State was mum on details of the investigation but did release the following statement on the matter, which was published by highposthoops.com:

“Ohio State is investigating allegations of violations of NCAA rules and university policy within the women’s basketball program,” the university said in the statement. “Ohio State is working diligently to conclude its review of this matter.”

Klein graduated from Ohio State in 2005 and was promoted to the role of associate head coach prior to the 2016-17 season after spending five season as an assistant. He said he plans to use his resignation as a chance to spend more time his family and “focus on the next chapter of [his] professional career.”

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