Garcia fired Sergio Rouco, the coach he inherited, and then signed Thomas to a five-year contract, calling it a “landmark day” for FIU. Another student, Julia Rodriguez, said, “If that’s what’s going on and there was this investigation, you don’t want to be harassed by someone who is a creep.”. Florida International has fired men's basketball coach Isiah Thomas, after the Hall of Fame player went 26-65 in three seasons.. Thomas took … FIU students that CBS4’s Peter D’Oench spoke with are applauding the decision. Dan Wendt. On the same day they announced his termination, the school issued a statement on the matter, which read: “Florida International University’s Executive Director of Sports and Entertainment Pete Garcia announced today that Head Women’s Basketball Coach Marlin Chinn has been terminated for cause effective immediately. That player, Destini Feagin, also filed a complaint with the NCAA that Chinn caused her to commit a violation when he loaned her $600 in December. “Commenting on my looks, my body, frame, my breasts, my behind,” she said. … I have caught him countless of times staring at Destini even before any of this happened. The official Women's Basketball page for the Florida International University Golden Panthers. Marlin Chinn was fired last March. Coach Marlin Chinn was terminated Friday following allegations that he … Other teammates and I have noticed this from coach and how he looks at her.”, Feagin shared a recording of Chinn she made on her iPhone, in which the coach said, “Attracted to a woman I have, number one, no business being with because I’m coaching her.” Feagin also claimed that Chinn once grabbed her rear during a hug and that he told her while in his office, “I have sexual fantasies about you.”. FIU won the TAAC Basketball Tournament and in doing so … That not only likely ended Feagin’s career, given that the 4-23 Panthers have two regular season games left and will have the lowest seed in the Conference USA tournament, it prevented her from participating in Senior Night ceremonies on Friday. As a player I do not trust him anymore because I wouldn’t want a coach to do this to me. “They should be fired if they sexually harass people. ©2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. ... Head Women's Basketball Coach. Because this is an ongoing investigation, the university will not provide additional comments at this time.”, Feagin told the Herald she thought that because the money was going to help her register for a class and maintain her eligibility, it wasn’t an NCAA violation. The school says following her suspension, Feagin reported the allegations against Chinn saying he sexually harassed her – prompting an investigation and Chinn’s suspension. In March, FIU fired women's basketball coach Marlin Chinn after the school said he admitted to violating NCAA bylaws regarding impermissible benefits provided by a student-athlete. Robyn Scherr-Wells . Jesyka Burks-Wiley. By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our. “Based on information provided to the Athletic Department on February 22nd, the student-athlete was suspended from the women’s basketball team the following day,”a letter sent by the school stated. Feagin, who made her $500 bond and will be arraigned on June 1, is a senior set to graduate May 10. Full Bio. MIAMI (AP) - FIU women's basketball coach Marlin Chinn has been suspended after one of his players told The Miami Herald that he pursued her sexually and gave her a $600 loan. FIU fired Chinn on March 11, 2016 for a violation of NCAA rules and promoted Malcom to head coach on April 8. 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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida International University has fired the head coach of the women’s basketball team. Got to put my Good Eye on u! FIU has fired head women's basketball coach Marlin Chinn following his admission to breaking NCAA bylaws MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida International University has fired the head coach of the women’s basketball team. The FIU women’s basketball coach, Feagin said, pursued her sexually throughout her senior season. He would go into detail what his sexual thoughts were.”, Feagin showed the Herald text messages from “Coach Chinn,” including the following: “Hey Sista!!! Georgia Tech fires women's hoops coach for fostering 'toxic' and 'hostile' atmosphere Every player interviewed claimed MaChelle Joseph, the Yellow Jackets' women's coach … !”; and “I want you to have so much more to offer ANYONE that wants to be a part of u after they get pass how good ur face and body looks!! He took over the Panthers’ program in April 2015. FIU averaged 377 yards per game in 2019, down from 421.5 yards per game in 2018. “I have made a decision to go in a different direction schematically,” FIU coach Butch Davis said. Thu, 17 Dec 2020 17:56:00 GMT: Ballard, Burks-Wiley Enjoy Shared Success at FIU. The most important news stories of the day, curated by Post editors and delivered every morning. Still with FIU, however, is the civil lawsuit Feagin filed … Wed, 16 Dec 2020 21:31:00 GMT: FIU women's bball coach accused of sexual misconduct March 2, 2016 / 9:24 AM / CBS News MIAMI - There's a shakeup at the Florida International University athletics department. Her accusation of season-long sexual pursuit by first-year FIU women’s basketball coach … Full Bio. Last month, FIU Police said they had been investigating Feagin in a criminal theft case that was opened February 15th. Burks-Wiley becomes the eighth head coach for the FIU women’s basketball program. The university said the investigation into other allegations made against Chinn will continue after his termination, including those made by Feagin. Full Bio. The official 2020-21 Women's Basketball schedule for the Florida International University Golden Panthers Tiara Malcolm is now serving as the Interim Head Coach and a national search for a permanent head coach will begin immediately. Florida International University has suspended its first-year women’s basketball coach, Marlin Chinn, in the wake of a player’s accusations that he has been making unwanted sexual advances toward her. The official Women's Basketball page for the Florida International University Golden Panthers. Based on the allegations, the university has suspended Coach Chinn, pending the outcome of the investigation. FIU fires women's basketball coach Marlin Chinn after an investigation into allegations made by one of his players. FIU fires women's basketball coach Marlin Chinn after an investigation into allegations made by one of his players. Chinn, who spent the previous six seasons as an assistant coach at Maryland, told the Herald that Feagin’s suspension was due to a violation of team policies, but he had no comment on the player’s allegations of sexual misconduct. The decision comes after Mr. Chinn admitted to University officials that he knowingly violated NCAA bylaws regarding impermissible benefits provided to a student-athlete. By signing up you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, Sports reporter covering national topics, including fantasy football, as well as supporting coverage of D.C.-area teams. The university suspended Chinn two weeks earlier, after Feagin accused Chinn of sexual harassment that persisted throughout the season. FIU player alleges sexual advances from coach (4:30) 5y The university made this statement Tuesday: “FIU is conducting an investigation into allegations made against Coach Marlin Chinn. It's not the first time Garcia has managed to make a splashy hire to coach at FIU. FIU player alleges sexual advances from coach (4:30) 5y She’s accusing former FIU women’s basketball Head Coach Marlin Chinn of battery. Assistant Coach. The NCAA violation he committed was in regards to a $600 loan he gave to Feagin. FIU: Florida State analyst Brandon Harris is expected to join the FIU staff as cornerbacks coach, a person with knowledge of the situation tells The Athletic’s Chris Vannini. Sat, 19 Dec 2020 16:22:00 GMT: Women’s Basketball Welcomes FGCU for a Pair of Games. In addition, Feagin, a senior team captain, told the Miami Herald that after she and her mother complained to the NCAA and spoke Thursday to FIU officials about Chinn’s behavior, he suspended her for four games. Assistant Coach. On March 11, 2016, FIU fired Chinn for an NCAA improper benefits rules violation, specifically a $600 loan to team captain Destini Feagin to resolve a school debt. FIU Drops Final Non-conference Matchup To FGCU. Marshall takes on FIU during an NCAA women’s basketball game on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at the Cam Henderson Center in Huntington. Coach Marlin Chinn was terminated Friday following allegations that he sexually harassed the senior captain of the basketball team, Destini Feagin. The captain of FIU women’s basketball team, junior guard Destini Feagin, says her coach has been sexually harassing her all season. Three years later, Thomas was fired. The university suspended Chinn two weeks earlier, after Feagin accused Chinn of sexual harassment that persisted throughout the season. In other ways.”, Those were hardly the first inappropriate comments the coach made to Feagin, according to the account she provided to the newspaper. The Miami Hurricanes signed a player, the FIU Panthers hired a coach, and the Barry Bucs are in the middle of a national search for a person to run their program. “I am extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to be the head coach at FIU,” said Burks-Wiley. Tim Sylver. Don Strock era (2002–2006) On 1 September 1999, after several years of contemplating the commencement of a football team, FIU moved a step closer by hiring Don Strock to be FIU's Director of Football Operations. Feagin said to the newspaper that she had borrowed a teammate’s school-issued card to buy food and that her mother had repaid the amount she spent with it. The NCAA Tournament bubble is an arbitrary, nebulous distinction that encompasses dozens of hopeful college basketball teams, some more … FIU men's basketball team had its lone NCAA Tournament appearance in the 1995 tournament under then Head Coach Bob Weltlich, who had already announced his resignation following the season. In short, it's been a … The official 2020-21 Women's Basketball Roster for the Florida International University Golden Panthers. Assistant Coach. FIU averaged 377 yards per game in 2019, down from 421.5 yards per game in 2018. “I have made a decision to go in a different direction schematically,” FIU coach Butch Davis said. I ain’t seen u in a while!! Marlon Chinn, a former assistant coach … “The way I smile. Chinn, a native of D.C., was described by Maryland Coach Brenda Frese as “a tremendous recruiter” when he was her assistant. One year later, Don Strock was named head coach with plans to lay the foundations for a college football team. You should be able to trust your coach,” said FIU student Kevin Vallejo. Florida International University has suspended its first-year women’s basketball coach, Marlin Chinn, in the wake of a player’s accusations that … Women's Basketball - Follow on Twitter @FIU_WBB; Jesyka Burks-Wiley: Head Women's Basketball Coach jburkswi@fiu.edu: Robyn Scherr-Wells : Assistant Coach rscherrw@fiu.edu: Dan Wendt: Assistant Coach dwendt@fiu.edu: Tim Sylver: Assistant Coach tsylver@fiu.edu: Kaity Healy: Assistant Director of Operations She said that Chinn took her to a bank and gave her the cash, then, the following day, told her, “You will pay me back. Sun, 20 Dec 2020 14:22:00 GMT: Panthers Fall In Series Opener To FGCU. On March 11, 2016, FIU fired Chinn for an NCAA improper benefits rules violation, specifically a $600 loan to team captain Destini Feagin to resolve a school debt. The official Women's Basketball page for the Florida International University Golden Panthers. Quarterback David Tabor was the first FIU football recruit. 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