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Boston University coach resigns amid bullying allegations

Boston University women's basketball head coach Kelly Greenberg has stepped down after allegations that she abused and bullied players.

bu boston university Boston University women's basketball coach Kelly Greenberg is leaving her job after bullying accusations. (file photo)

Boston University women's basketball head coach Kelly Greenberg has stepped down after allegations that she abused and bullied players.

Greenberg parted ways with the university after four scholarship players said they quit the team last season because Greenberg emotionally abused them, the Boston Globe reported.

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Greenberg confirmed the resignation Wednesday in a statement posted on BU Today, saying: “I do not agree with some of the findings of the review panel regarding my coaching style, which was intended to produce well-rounded athletes and a winning team. However, given all that has transpired, I do not believe that it will be possible for me to continue as an effective coach at Boston University.”

Players alleged that Greenberg was emotionally abusive, and drove at least one of them to have suicidal thoughts.

BU formed a committee in March to investigate the bullying allegations.

"We have been made aware of issues and concerns about Coach Greenberg, and we’re taking a very serious look at them from both inside and outside of athletics," BU spokesman Colin Riley told the Globe last month.

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