WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Darron Boatright, interim director of athletics, has suspended Coach Gregg Marshall for this afternoon’s final exhibition game in Canada.
“I visited with Coach Marshall this morning to inform him that he is suspended for this afternoon’s final exhibition game in Canada. While I understand the competitive spirit that accompanies coaching, there remains a standard of professional behavior that is inherent in a position of leadership that we all must meet. That standard was not met last night.”
On Tuesday night, Marshall received two technical fouls and was ejected by officials from the Shockers’ game against McGill University. He then was restrained by members of the coaching staff and team when he continued to confront officials.
“This trip was designed as an educational experience and an opportunity to improve as a team,” Boatright said.”Our hope is that, in retrospect, this occurrence will allow us to all learn and improve.”
“I fully accept the decision of the athletic department and the University. As a program we expect to represent Wichita State University in a manner in which we can all be proud of, on and off the court. Last night, in my attempt to stand up for, and protect, my team I fell short of those expectations. I will gladly sit out tonight’s game in hopes that a lesson can be learned that it’s not just about doing the right thing, but doing it the right way.”
Coach Marshall and WSU Athletics will have no further comment.