Ole Miss Being Investigated After Softball Coach Was Accused Of Hooking Up With Player

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The Ole Miss softball program is currently in hot water after an alleged affair between a student-athlete and a coach went public.

According to Running Poles podcast, the Ole Miss softball team is currently being investigated after a letter accusing head coach Jamie Trachsel of “covering up a sexual misconduct scandal involving two super seniors and a female assistant coach” was sent to Athletic Director Keith Carter.

Via Running Poles Podcast

Thirteen people connected with the Ole Miss softball program have confirmed to Running Poles that a Title IX investigation has been launched after allegations of assistant coach Katie Rietkovich Browder having an affair with a student-athlete came to light.

In a letter obtained by Running Poles that was sent to Athletic Director Keith Carter on July 29, accused head coach Jamie Trachsel of “covering up a sexual misconduct scandal involving two super seniors and a female assistant coach.”

The letter goes on to accuse Trachsel of knowing about the affair and bribing the players involved with scholarship money to remain quiet.

The Daily Mail has more details on the scandalous allegations made against the Ole Miss softball assistant coach.

Via Daily Mail

Assistant coach Katie Rietkovich Browder was allegedly romantically involved with a senior student-athlete on the team, who was dating another senior teammate at the time.

The alleged inappropriate relationship was discovered in July when the girlfriend found a text sent from Browder pointing to a relationship between her partner and their assistant coach.

She then printed out screenshots of the text exchange and and taped them to the coach’s computer in her office.

The complaint against Ole Miss alleges that the head coach “created and embraced a mentally toxic culture” and failed the program based on NCAA Bylaw 2.2 “where she is responsible for providing an environment that values cultural diversity and gender equality.

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