Wichita State, Gregg Marshall Expected To Part Ways Following Accusations Of Punching Player, Choking Assistant

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In October, it was reported that Wichita State had launched an internal investigation surrounding head men’s basketball coach Gregg Marshall following disturbing allegations against the 57-year-old. It now looks like Marshall’s time in Wichita is over as Jeff Goodman has reported that the two parties are expected to part ways.

Former players Shaq Morris and Ty Taylor spoke to Stadium detailing allegations last month. Morris alleged that Marshall shoved and punched him during practice during the 2015-16 season. The alleged incident happened shortly after Morris told Marshall that his mom had been diagnosed with cancer.

“Shaq walks away and Marshall punches him in the back of the head,” a former player said. “I’m in disbelief. He’s done flagrant stuff, but that was probably the reason I (transferred). I lost respect for him as a man. The worst part is that Shaq had told Marshall earlier that day that his mom had cancer.”

The earlier report also detailed allegations of him placing his hands around a staff member’s neck during that same season. Another allegation involved Marshall berating a student-athlete from another sport in which he allegedly tried to punch him through the driver’s side window of a car because the student had apparently parked in Marshall’s parking space.

“It wasn’t just players — the academic people, the marketing, everybody. If you had to associate with Wichita State basketball, you got caught in the crossfire,” one former player said to The Athletic. “I lost respect for him because I saw the way he treated my teammates and other people.”

Wichita State took a few major blows following this past season as a total of six scholarship players and one walk-on transfer from the program.

Marshall has coached at Wichita State for 13 seasons posting a 525-204 record and led the Shockers to a Final Four appearance during the 2012-13 season.

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