Accused Georgetown women's hoops coach resigns

Accused Georgetown women's hoops coach resigns
October 10, 2013, 4:45 pm
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Georgetown women's basketball head coach Keith Brown resigned following accusations of unprofessional conduct and inappropriate language, the school announced on Thursday.

Earlier this month Brown and assistant coach Gary Valentine were placed on administrative leave. In a statement, the school announced Valentine's reinstatement and that "the team’s training and practice continues under the direction of the assistant coaches."

Georgetown University Athletic Director Lee Reed accepted the resignation. From the athletic department's statement:

"Georgetown University sets the highest standards of behavior for our coaches, our athletics staff and our entire university community. Our policy on “Maintaining a Respectful and Professional Relationship with Student Athletes” instills the importance of “providing an environment for student-athletes that is safe, supportive, and founded upon the values of integrity, respect, care, honesty and professionalism.

"We expect the highest standards of behavior and professionalism from all members of our university.  Actions inconsistent with our values have no place in our community."

After serving as an assistant coach, Brown was elevated to the head job for the 2012-13 season. Georgetown finished 15-16.

According to the statement, Valentine's administrative leave was part of the investigation process. Ultimately, "no evidence was found that (Valentine) interfered with the investigation.  No allegations of unprofessional conduct or inappropriate language were made against Tim Valentine."

Georgetown opens the upcoming season at home on November 8 against Richmond.