Georgetown women’s hoops coach resigns

Jan 15, 2013; South Bend, IN, USA; Georgetown Hoyas head coach Keith Brown yells to his players in the first half against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the Purcell Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Georgetown University women’s basketball coach Keith Brown has resigned, following an investigation into his behavior concerning unprofessional conduct and use of language.

Hoyas players raised concerns in late September over the second-year head coach’s behavior, and these concerns were first reported by WJLA on Monday, September 30, prompting Georgetown to place Brown and assistant coach Tim Valentine on administrative leave on October 2.

The university issued a statement earlier this month concerning the matter:

Two weeks ago, concerns were raised regarding unprofessional conduct and the use of inappropriate language in coaching the Georgetown University women’s basketball team. Georgetown takes very seriously any allegations of misconduct and the university has an established review process that carefully investigates such cases.

Although Brown resigned from his position with the Hoyas, the university reinstated assistant coach Tim Valentine. A Washington Post report from October 2 stated that the team would be led by assistant coaches Krystal-Reeves Evans and Kenya Kirkland.

Brown had been hired in May 2012 after serving as the Hoyas’ top assistant and head recruiter for the previous five seasons. He shortly thereafter hired Valentine, who had served as an assistant at Elon University in North Carolina.

The Hoyas finished 15-16 last season under Brown.

Topics: Georgetown Hoyas, Keith Brown, NCAA, Women's Basketball

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