… I have caught him countless of times staring at Destini even before any of this happened. MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida International University has fired the head coach of the women’s basketball team. FIU Drops Final Non-conference Matchup To FGCU. 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. Tim Sylver. 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. Feagin, who made her $500 bond and will be arraigned on June 1, is a senior set to graduate May 10. 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. Jesyka Burks-Wiley. 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. The school says following her suspension, Feagin reported the allegations against Chinn saying he sexually harassed her – prompting an investigation and Chinn’s suspension. You should be able to trust your coach,” said FIU student Kevin Vallejo. Assistant Coach. The NCAA Tournament bubble is an arbitrary, nebulous distinction that encompasses dozens of hopeful college basketball teams, some more … Got to put my Good Eye on u! The university suspended Chinn two weeks earlier, after Feagin accused Chinn of sexual harassment that persisted throughout the season. FIU won the TAAC Basketball Tournament and in doing so … Full Bio. The university said the investigation into other allegations made against Chinn will continue after his termination, including those made by Feagin. Marlin Chinn was fired last March. The university suspended Chinn two weeks earlier, after Feagin accused Chinn of sexual harassment that persisted throughout the season. Full Bio. Dan Wendt. 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The most important news stories of the day, curated by Post editors and delivered every morning. Last month, FIU Police said they had been investigating Feagin in a criminal theft case that was opened February 15th. The captain of FIU women’s basketball team, junior guard Destini Feagin, says her coach has been sexually harassing her all season. Burks-Wiley becomes the eighth head coach for the FIU women’s basketball program. “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. The official 2020-21 Women's Basketball schedule for the Florida International University Golden Panthers Robyn Scherr-Wells . Thu, 17 Dec 2020 17:56:00 GMT: Ballard, Burks-Wiley Enjoy Shared Success at FIU. The official Women's Basketball page for the Florida International University Golden Panthers. By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our. 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 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. 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. 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.”. 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. !”; 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!! Coach Marlin Chinn was terminated Friday following allegations that he sexually harassed the senior captain of the basketball team, Destini Feagin. The official Women's Basketball page for the Florida International University Golden Panthers. I ain’t seen u in a while!! Marlon Chinn, a former assistant coach … As a player I do not trust him anymore because I wouldn’t want a coach to do this to me. He landed Isiah Thomas as men's basketball coach in 2009, then fired him … 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. Based on the allegations, the university has suspended Coach Chinn, pending the outcome of the investigation. 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. The NCAA violation he committed was in regards to a $600 loan he gave to Feagin. 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. He took over the Panthers’ program in April 2015. She’s accusing former FIU women’s basketball Head Coach Marlin Chinn of battery. !”, The Herald also published an email from another Panthers player, Jade Cheek, in which the sophomore guard said, “My teammate Destini Feagin is in a situation where it seems our head coach is trying to pursue a sexual relationship/encounter with her. 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. Garcia fired Sergio Rouco, the coach he inherited, and then signed Thomas to a five-year contract, calling it a “landmark day” for FIU. ... Head Women's Basketball Coach. It's not the first time Garcia has managed to make a splashy hire to coach at FIU. Assistant Coach. “They should be fired if they sexually harass people. 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. Sun, 20 Dec 2020 14:22:00 GMT: Panthers Fall In Series Opener To FGCU. FIU has fired head women's basketball coach Marlin Chinn following his admission to breaking NCAA bylaws Jesyka Burks-Wiley was announced as the head women's basketball coach in April of 2020. The university made this statement Tuesday: “FIU is conducting an investigation into allegations made against Coach Marlin Chinn. The official Women's Basketball page for the Florida International University Golden Panthers. Assistant Coach. Tiara Malcolm is now serving as the Interim Head Coach and a national search for a permanent head coach will begin immediately. Wed, 16 Dec 2020 21:31:00 GMT: FIU player alleges sexual advances from coach (4:30) 5y "The amount of untapped potential at FIU is extremely encouraging. FIU fires women's basketball coach Marlin Chinn after an investigation into allegations made by one of his players. In other ways.”, Those were hardly the first inappropriate comments the coach made to Feagin, according to the account she provided to the newspaper. Sat, 19 Dec 2020 16:22:00 GMT: Women’s Basketball Welcomes FGCU for a Pair of Games. MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida International University has fired the head coach of the women’s basketball team. Coach Marlin Chinn was terminated Friday following allegations that he … Three years later, Thomas was fired. In short, it's been a … 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. Florida International has fired men's basketball coach Isiah Thomas, after the Hall of Fame player went 26-65 in three seasons.. Thomas took … Quarterback David Tabor was the first FIU football recruit. Chinn, a native of D.C., was described by Maryland Coach Brenda Frese as “a tremendous recruiter” when he was her assistant. 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. 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. 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 … “I am extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to be the head coach at FIU,” said Burks-Wiley. One year later, Don Strock was named head coach with plans to lay the foundations for a college football team. “The way I smile. Full Bio. FIU students that CBS4’s Peter D’Oench spoke with are applauding the decision. Her accusation of season-long sexual pursuit by first-year FIU women’s basketball coach … He would go into detail what his sexual thoughts were.”, Feagin showed the Herald text messages from “Coach Chinn,” including the following: “Hey Sista!!! 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. FIU fires women's basketball coach Marlin Chinn after an investigation into allegations made by one of his players. The official 2020-21 Women's Basketball Roster for the Florida International University Golden Panthers. 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. The decision comes after Mr. Chinn admitted to University officials that he knowingly violated NCAA bylaws regarding impermissible benefits provided to a student-athlete. “Commenting on my looks, my body, frame, my breasts, my behind,” she said. Still with FIU, however, is the civil lawsuit Feagin filed … The FIU women’s basketball coach, Feagin said, pursued her sexually throughout her senior season. 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 player alleges sexual advances from coach (4:30) 5y FIU fired Chinn on March 11, 2016 for a violation of NCAA rules and promoted Malcom to head coach on April 8. 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. 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.”. 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