Wichita State head basketball coach Gregg Marshall has resigned effective immediately. Marshall and the school released the following earlier this morning:
“This was a difficult decision, but one I feel was necessary for my family, the university and, most importantly, the student-athletes,” Marshall said. “I remain grateful for my years spent at Wichita State. I wish to thank the coaches, student-athletes, the university, the community, and all of Shocker Nation for their unending dedication, support and loyalty. I am incredibly proud of this men’s basketball program and all it has achieved over the past 14 years and am confident of its continued success. I’m incredibly proud of this basketball program.”
“Our student-athletes are our primary concern,” said Director of Athletics Darron Boatright. “While the university acknowledges the success of the basketball program under Coach Marshall, this decision is in the best interest of the university, its student-athletes, and the WSU community. WSU will continue its pursuit of excellence with the help of its student-athletes, staff, and loyal supporters of the basketball program.”
As part of Marshall’s resignation, the university has agreed to a contract settlement for $7.75 million to be paid over a period of six years. The university’s Intercollegiate Athletic Association will cover the settlement.
Assistant coach Isaac Brown will serve as the team’s interim head coach.
Marshall has been under investigation by the school for the past month, following allegations that he verbally and physically abused players, staff, and WSU students.