Report: Wichita St. poised to give Gregg Marshall a pink slip

Gregg Marshall is on his way out at Wichita St. after former players spoke out about physical and verbal abuse.

Wichita State will reportedly be parting ways with basketball coach Gregg Marshall, according
to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman.

Marshall allegedly abused players verbally and physically during his tenure with the program.
He took the Shockers to the 2013 Final Four and is the winningest coach in school history,
finishing with a 331-121 record.

The team practiced without their head coach on Monday and Tuesday, according to The Wichita
Eagle
. A university spokesperson told the paper that “Coach Marshall has taken a few days off
for personal reasons.”

The allegations surfaced several months ago, which led to an investigation. Stadium and The
Athletic each published stories on Oct. 9, which detailed the physical and verbal assaults.
Former player Shaq Morris told Stadium that he was punched by Marshall at a team practice
during the 2015-16 season. Several other unnamed players confirmed the story to a local
newspaper.

Marshall also choked assistant coach Kyle Lindsted during the 2016-17 season, according to the
same report from Stadium. He threatened physical violence against a Wichita State football
player after the player used Marshall’s parking space.

The Wichita State investigation was led by Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt P.C., a St.
Louis-based firm. Former players stepped forward to add to the story after the allegations
became public, according to The Athletic.

Wichita State went 23-8 last season and was projected to make the NCAA Tournament before it
was canceled. The Shockers are expected to take a step back this year and are listed at 125/1 to
win it all at BetOnline.

Their season is scheduled to begin with a game against Utah State in the Crossover Classic in
Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Nov. 25. Wichita State will likely promote assistant coach Isaac
Brown, who has been on staff since 2014.

Brown is the most experienced assistant on the team and would be a good choice for head coach
given the amount of time left before the season begins. Marshall has vehemently denied all of the
allegations.

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