UTEP Assistant Basketball Coach Lamont Smith Resigns

Lamont Smith has resigned as an assistant basketball coach at UTEP following amidst his alleged involvement in the “Varsity Blues” admissions scandal. Smith, the former head coach at San Diego (2015-18), is accused of accepting a bribe to help a student earn admission to USD.

According to ABC10 in San Diego, real estate developer Robert Flaxman paid about $100,000 “to get his son in the side door” at San Diego “with the help of a USD coach.” Smith allegedly helped Flaxman’s son earn admission to the university as a basketball recruit, though he didn’t play basketball.

UTEP AD Jim Senters released the following statement late yesterday:

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