Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing)
Embattled Concordia University Chicago Head Men’s Basketball Coach Steve Kollar is out according to a report by CBS News Chicago. Kollar has come under intense scrutiny over the past following an investigation surrounding the hospitalization of six of his players after a workout.
Kollar was initially reinstated by the university on January 13th, following the investigation, but according to the CBS News Chicago report, “significant new information has recently come to light,” and Kollar is no longer employed by Concordia.
The investigation surrounded a particularly high-intensity, collegiate-level circuit training practice following two losses during a trip to California. Following that session, six CU basketball players were hospitalized due to rhabdomyolysis – a condition brought on by muscle damage from too much exercise, which can be life threatening.
Since this incident, Concordia has not played a game, canceling their last seven. Also, as part of the fall out, CBS News Chicago reported last week that four members of the Concordia University athletic training staff have resigned after the school ruled that Kollar would keep his job.
Assistant Coach Rashaan Surles has been named as the head coach, and that move is now reflected on CU’s website. Surles was added to the Cougars staff back in October following a stint as a GA under Mark Adams at Texas Tech.