Multiple Coaches Named In UM Probe Notified Of NCAA Allegations
COLUMBIA, Mo. (CBSMiami) – Missouri Tigers Head Coach Frank Haith, Louisville Cardinals Associate Head Coach Clint Hurtt, Western Kentucky University assistant basketball coach Jake Morton and two other former University of Miami coaches have received notices of allegation from the NCAA for their alleged part in the Nevin Shapiro scandal.
The NCAA noted in the notice of allegation it also delivered to former UM coaches Aubrey Hill, Hurtt, and Jorge Fernandez provided misleading information during the investigation and all three are accused of violating “principles of ethical conduct.”
The charge against Hill, Hurtt, and Fernandez are commonly known as NCAA Rule 10.1 and would carry the stiffest penalties.
According to Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com, Haith faces a failure-to-monitor charge for his time at UM during the Shapiro scandal. Haith told reporters Tuesday night the he did not face an unethical conduct charge.
The NCAA officially defines a “failure-to-monitor” violation as: “although serious, is a separate and distinct violation that is considered less significant than a lack of institutional control. Violations resulting from a failure-to-monitor violation are usually limited in scope and do not involve the widespread inadequacies in rules-compliance systems and functions that are often found in lack-of-institutional-control cases.”
However, the failure-to-monitor charge still can carry the possibility of significant sanctions against the current Tigers head coach. Two recent coaches who received failure to monitor charges include former University of Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun and Baylor head coach Scott Drew. According to the Columbia Daily Tribune’s Steve Walentik, both Calhoun and Drew were suspended for at least two conference games and were hit with other recruiting restrictions from the NCAA.
Hurtt is currently an associated head coach at the University of Louisville and is also the school’s recruiting coordinator. The notice of allegations allegedly said no violations took place by Hurtt at Louisville, according to Eric Crawford of WDRB in Louisville.
Hurtt allegedly arranged for visits by UM recruits to Nevin Shapiro’s mansion and allegedly received a loan from Shapiro himself.
According to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald, Morton, now at Western Kentucky, received a notice including four specific charges from October 2007 to April 2009. The charges included impermissible benefits to recruit’s coaches, and off-campus recruiting, along with taking roughly $6,000 from Shapiro.