UNC Greensboro (UNCG) today announced two separate actions within its Athletics department related to self-reported NCAA violations.
On July 25, UNCG received notification of the negotiated resolution of a self-reported NCAA violation related to the sports wagering activity of a former women’s basketball assistant coach and one additional staff member. No recruiting, scholarship, regular season or post-season competition penalties were imposed. The men’s basketball program was not involved in this issue. The report recognized the University's established history of self-reporting, prompt acknowledgment of the violation and investigation, acceptance of responsibility, and imposition of meaningful corrective measures. The agreed-upon penalties include a three-year probation period (July 25, 2019 to July 24, 2022) and a one-time $15,000 fine. Additional details are available here.
In an unrelated action, UNCG self-reported a violation specific to Men’s Soccer and has accepted the resignation of men’s head soccer coach EJ O’Keeffe. UNCG is working with NCAA enforcement staff to resolve the issue. Assistant coach Scott Wells will assume head coaching duties in the short-term while we seek a permanent head coach. As this is both a personnel and NCAA matter, UNCG will not comment further.
Said UNCG Athletics Director Kim Record, “We make operating with the highest standards of compliance and integrity the cornerstone of our culture. We have acted swiftly and decisively in both of these situations. While these separate incidents resulted in difficult decisions, we are confident that we have taken the right actions. We will always choose the path that aligns to our guiding principles: student-athlete well-being, teamwork, responsibility, integrity, development, and excellence.”