Chaminade University has accepted the resignation of its assistant men’s basketball coach, Mike Mathey. Mathey had been placed on administrative leave during an investigation regarding a text message that had been sent over the weekend, which contained a racial slur. He tendered his resignation as of last night.
Here are the statements from Chaminade head coach Eric Bovaird and AD Bob Villa.
"Mike decided it was in his best interest and the interest of the team that he should resign immediately, and we have accepted his resignation," stated Eric Bovaird, Chaminade Head Basketball Coach. "Inappropriate text messaging and the use of racial biased language is not something that will be tolerated neither by me nor by Chaminade University. I am very proud of the fact that we have a very diverse team from various countries and different backgrounds. We stand united together and will move forward as a team," he said.
Chaminade Athletics Director Bill Villa added, "We believe that we handled this unfortunate situation swiftly, fairly and respectively to all parties involved. The team and coaches have done an admirable job of supporting and comforting each other, working through this adversity and re-focusing on their goals and mission. I’m very proud of them."
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