Following allegations of racist remarks and incidents by former Texas State point guard Jaylen Shead, the university has now opened a formal investigation into the complaints levied against head men’s basketball coach Danny Kaspar. TSU President Dr. Larry Teis has released the following statement:
I am aware of the allegations of former Texas State University men’s basketball players regarding racially biased comments attributed to men’s basketball head coach Danny Kaspar. I personally find these allegations deeply troubling.
I, and the entire Department of Athletics staff, take the concerns expressed by our former student-athletes very seriously. At my request, the university has launched a formal investigation through the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX. It is our top priority to fully cooperate with the investigation.
The Department of Athletics is committed to strengthening our university culture that values and supports diversity, equity and inclusion for our student-athletes, staff, and community.
Shead, who played at Texas State during 2018-19 season, transferred to Washington State where he played last year. He tweeted the following yesterday:
More on this story as it continues to develop.