The men’s soccer coach at Central Connecticut State University is being suspended as a result of an incident and the contract of an assistant coach will not be renewed after an incident this month in which about 150 copies of the student newspaper were stolen and discarded. The Athletic Department also will be penalized $100,000.
An article in “The Recorder” dealt with the soccer team’s failure to meet academic standards to qualify for post-season play. Surveillance video captured Head Coach Shaun Green, accompanied by assistant Paul Wright.
A statement from CCSU President Jack Miller said the penalties deal with both the lack of academic progress and the newspaper incident, because they show poor judgement and lack of fitness in leadership. Athletic Director Paul Schlickmann called Green’s behavior “unacceptable on multiple levels. ”
Wright’s contract expires June 14 and will not be renewed. President Miller said Green’s 27 years of service to CCSU were considered in the decision to suspend him for 60 days without pay, and for four games during the 2012 season. He also must make a formal written apology and pay for the newspapers which were destroyed.