OSU women’s hoops assistant resigns amid NCAA investigation
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State says an assistant women’s basketball coach has resigned amid an investigation into NCAA rules violations.
In his resignation letter dated Friday, associate head coach Patrick Klein said, “I’ve been made aware that in some instances, my communications with some student-athletes may have been too informal or in some cases even inappropriate.”
Neither Klein nor the university disclosed the specifics. He apologized in the letter, saying he “should have used better judgment.”
Ohio State said the NCAA has been notified and the investigation is continuing.
Klein spent eight seasons on the team’s staff and was promoted to associate head coach before the 2016-17 season.