Over the last several weeks, allegations against Wichita State Shockers coach Gregg Marshall have started to mount up. He is accused of using racist language, verbally abusing his players and staff members, and going as far as physically attacking those around the program.
Many were calling for him to lose his job immediately, and although it has taken some time, it looks like the end is near.
BREAKING: Wichita State and Gregg Marshall are expected to part ways by the end of the week, sources told @Stadium.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) November 11, 2020
According to Jeff Goodman of Stadium, sources have told him that “Wichita State and Gregg Marshall are expected to part ways by the end of the week.”
The allegations go back as far as 2015 when Marshall allegedly punched then-player Shaq Morris twice during a practice. It was reported that he choked assistant Kyle Lindsted the following season, and several anonymous claims have been made about further abuse. He is also accused using racist language toward international players as well as a player with Native American heritage.
Marshall will leave Wichita State with an overall record of 331-121. He found great success on the court and quickly turned the program around after arriving in 2007. He and his family have had run-ins with several opposing teams and fan bases, including Kentucky, so he is not well-liked around the country. Perhaps it should not be a complete shock that he was also a jerk within his own program.
For the school and Marshall to part ways certain puts an end to his tenure there, but given the circumstances it seems that a more firm and forceful departure is warranted from Wichita State. Regardless, he will be gone soon and the threat of him abusing others around the program will come to an end.