Penn State Basketball Coach Pat Chambers Resigns HC Job


As varsity basketball season approaches, Penn State’s program received some surprising news on Wednesday night According to college basketball insider Jon Rothstein, there will be a new coach -leader hitting the Penn State sidelines this season

According to Rothstein’s report, head coach Patrick Chambers resigned as head coach of the Nittany Lions Penn State finished 21-10 in 2019-20 before the remainder of the playoffs was canceled. NCAA due to coronavirus

« Sources: Pat Chambers resigns as Penn State basketball head coach, » Rothstein tweeted « Official announcement expected soon »

“Today I am announcing my departure from Penn State,” Chambers said in a statement. “I am so proud of all our program has accomplished over the past nine years, and I will be eternally grateful to the Penn community. State for its continued support

« Anyone who has coached – especially at this level – knows the exceptional amount of energy and focus it takes to deliver each day. This has been an incredibly difficult year for me and my family, and us. need a break to reset and chart the way forward So I’m taking a step back to prepare for the next 20 years And while I do, I’ll be celebrating all we’ve accomplished:

« I remain deeply committed to helping student-athletes reach their full potential on and off the court, and I look forward to giving my all for them in my next role.

According to PennLive report, Chambers’ resignation follows internal Penn State investigation

« 1 Patrick Chambers has been the subject of an internal Penn State investigation for several months, led by Robert Boland, PSU’s athletics integrity officer, has learned from PennLive, » tweeted David Jones of PennLive “Interviews with many former players and coaches focused on how the Chambers treated them

« 2 Sources said it was launched after recent public comments by the former PSU and current Iowa State Guard Rasir Bolton and those of the graduate guard / current Dallas Maverick Josh Reaves Interviewees were asked about possible recruitment irregularities « 

In July, Iowa State Guard Rasir Bolton rocked the college basketball world by revealing why he left Penn State after his first season In a long tweet, Bolton told a story about Chambers’ insensitive to racism comments that led to his transfer

Bolton’s indictment said Chambers, who had just served a one-game suspension in January 2019 after pushing player Myles Dread, « referred to a ‘noose’ around my neckBolton also added that it was not a ‘slippage of the tongue’, based on a previous interaction with Chambers

After Bolton’s accusations and a public apology from Coach Chambers where he admitted to having committed a foul, former Penn State forward Lamar Stevens (who graduated this year after four seasons with the program) , came to the defense of his coach

Asked by a Twitter user if Chambers is a good man and accidentally used the wrong phrase as a metaphor, Stevens quickly defended his trainer

“100%”, replied Stevens “He used the wrong choice of words but Coach Chambers is a great man who made a mistake His actions towards all of his current and past players speak a lot more volume Ask them… « 

« I realized the pain my words and my ignorance caused Rasir Bolton and his family and I apologize to Rasir and the Bolton family for what I said, » Chambers said in his statement »I did not understand the experiences of others and the reference I made was hurtful, callous and unacceptable I cannot apologize enough for what I said, and I will wear it forever

« I try to relate to the mistakes I made while learning and growing up, and hold myself accountable and strive to be a better person and a better coach By talking to our players and their families , I am committed to seeking knowledge and better understanding the diverse perspectives and impact of prejudices in our society I have a lot more to learn

« It is extremely important for me to recognize my responsibility to better understand the experiences of others and I am committed to doing the work necessary to achieve this I love our student-athletes and I want each of them to grow and be successful, individually and as a member of our team I promise to continue to listen, to continue to learn and to continue our conversations within our team and our Penn State family « 

Bolton’s statement – part of which, but not all, is listed below – accused Chambers of never apologizing for his comments Instead, Bolton said he was told that Chambers had not apologized due to his origin and background

« A ‘noose’ around my neck is the reason I left Penn State Head Coach Patrick Chambers, the day after he was suspended from a game in January 2019, told me about ‘a « noose » around the neck A slip knot; symbolism of lynching defined as one of the most powerful symbols directed against African Americans citing the history of lynching, slavery and racial terrorism.Due to other interactions with the coach, I knew this was n was not a slippage of the tongue

« I immediately informed my educational advisor I confronted Coach Chambers I myself spoke directly with the AD office My parents contacted the AD office in writing and by phone My parents drove the five-hour trip to Penn State to meet with the AD office and Coach Chambers more than once Meanwhile, Coach Chambers admitted to what he said

I was provided with a meeting and a phone number to text a psychologist I was taught to deal with Coach Chambers’ personality type « 

« Coach Chambers never apologized, he said he was ‘from the north and didn’t know’ Subtle repercussions followed Some teammates were told I couldn’t do it trust and I was told that the team did not trust me I was not “all understood” and “faithful” “Because I defended myself? At my last player-coach meeting in April 2019, Coach Chambers told me he was’ really impressed with the way my parents spoke and were well organized’Another subtle insult « 

In nine seasons, Chambers was 148-150 as head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions In the 2017-18 season, Chambers led Penn State to an NIT tournament title but failed to led the Nittany Lions to an NCAA tournament appearance in his day He’s 190-178 overall as a head coach with Penn State and Boston University

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