Report: Prominent head coach, hoops program to part ways
It looks like Gregg Marshall’s time at Wichita State may be coming to a close.
Jeff Goodman with Stadium shared the report Tuesday evening that Marshall and the Shockers are expected to part ways by the end of the week. Marshall has been with the program since the 2007-08 season:
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
The report comes out following an October report surrounding alleged abuse of players by Marshall. According to Kyle Boone with CBS Sports, an investigation by the university was started on Oct. 9:
Wichita State announced on Oct. 9 it had commissioned an investigation into the conduct of Marshall, a day after sources confirmed the probe to CBS Sports. The Athletic was first to report the investigation into Marshall’s behavior. The scope of the investigation is singular in nature and centers on how he treats his players, with alleged physical abuse among the several alarming accounts involved in the report.
The 2020-21 season was already rife with challenges, but this would obviously have a major impact on the Shockers’ season. As it currently stands, Wichita State was set to begin play Dec. 14-17.
Marshall has amassed 331 wins with the Shockers and led the team to a Final Four appearance in 2012-13.