Penn State coach Pat Chambers resigns following internal conduct investigation

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Penn State men’s basketball coach Pat Chambers has resigned, Chambers announced Wednesday and the Penn State School confirmed Chambers had resigned following an internal investigation into new allegations of improper conduct

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

The Chambers came under fire earlier this summer after famous former Rasir Bolton tweeted explosive allegations accusing the Chambers of being insensitive to racism and inappropriate In Bolton’s statement, in which he explained why he was leaving Penn State, he revealed that Chambers used the phrase, « I want to loosen the noose around your neck. » Chambers subsequently admitted to using the metaphor of noose and expressed remorse for using her in an exchange that took place in 2019 According to the Penn State statement, her resignation comes after separate allegations of misconduct surfaced

« Anyone who has coached – especially at this level – knows the exceptional amount of energy and focus it takes to deliver each day, » Chambers said announcing his resignation « It has been an incredibly difficult year for me and my family, and we need a break to recover and chart the way forward. So I take a step back to prepare for the next 20 years I remain deeply committed to helping student-athletes reach their full potential on and off the field, and I look forward to giving my all for them in my next role. »

Chambers signed a four-year contract extension in the spring of 2018 after winning the NIT Championship He was retained the following year after the Nittany Lions placed 14-18, and they rebounded last season with a 21-10 record Chambers had been the head coach of the Nittany Lions since 2011, where in nine seasons he amassed a 148-150 record and failed to lead the program to an NCAA tournament

Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour said in a statement that assistant coach Jim Ferry will serve as the team’s interim head coach for the 2020-2021 season Ferry, 53, has been a Chambers staff assistant since 2017 and has 30 years of coaching experience.He was most recently head coach at Duquesne, where from 2012 to 2017 he went 60-97 and eventually been fired

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