Report: Coastal Carolina awaits NCAA response
Coastal Carolina is waiting for the NCAA to respond to the school's report of violations made by former men's coach Allen Terrell, who resigned before the fall season, according to The Sun News of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Terrell, who coached the Chanticleers for 13 seasons, resigned Aug. 30, saying that he would be running alumnus Dustin Johnson's new golf school at TPC Myrtle Beach.
The Sun News, citing documents received under the Freedom of Information Act, said the university informed the NCAA that Terrell provided extra benefits and committed recruiting misconduct in separate incidents in 2010-12. Those actions included providing a former student-athlete five unpaid private lessons during his senior year of high school and paying $1,000 for that same golfer to receive 10 private lessons from another local instructor.
Coastal Carolina has taken self-imposed disciplinary action that includes a reduction of six practice days for the men's team and a six-week reduction in recruiting time for the program, The Sun News reported, citing the university's response to the NCAA. The school does not know whether further disciplinary action might be imposed by the NCAA, according to The Sun News.
Kevin McPherson, formerly of Augusta State, was hired this fall to replace Terrell. McPherson told Golfweek that he was aware of the violations before being hired.
"They informed me that there could be some penalties," McPherson said. "They were very up-front with me. Right now, it's just a waiting game."
Coastal's athletic department was placed on two-year NCAA probation in 2008 after having reported a major violation by a former coach in women's golf. Terrell was not involved in that violation. Coastal's women's golf program was not involved in the latest violation.