University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Chancellor Thomas Harden announced today that he will retain the University’s Men’s basketball coach
after an investigation into allegations he mistreated at least one former player.
Harden outlined the actions the University will take against Wardle.
1) Coach Wardle will be permitted to continue as head men’s basketball coach, but his contract will not be extended during 2013 (beyond his current contract ending date of 2017). Future extensions will be reviewed on an annual basis.
2) A disciplinary letter addressing Coach Wardle’s use of vulgar and obscene language and his suggestion that a player have sex will be placed in his personnel file
3) Coach Wardle will be assigned an adviser for the 2013-14 seasons, with the goal of improving some of the ways in which he motivates student athletes.
4) Coach Wardle will be required to be more involved in University-wide activities in the future, to better understand the broader University environment. [Read more…]