According to local news network KSLA, Grambling State University fired volleyball coach Chelsea Lucas in an investigation into the volleyball program.
The move comes three months after former Grambling State volleyball player Lucas, who was appointed head coach in February, abruptly cut the entire team and withdrew the players’ scholarships.
At the time, Trevon Scott, the university’s vice president for intercollegiate athletics, backed the decision, saying, “Just as the transfer portal empowers student-athletes, our coaches are empowered to make the necessary decisions to advance their programs,” ESPN reported.
But in a statement this week, Scott said the university would retain the scholarships of the 12 players cut by Lucas and they would be on the team for the upcoming season.
“Student-athletes’ success and ability to matriculate at Grambling State University is their highest priority, ”Scott said.
Rick Galt, president of the state of Grambling, who hired an outside agency to investigate Lucas’ activities, said: It applies to athletics as well as to academics. “
The university will begin a national search for new coaches this week.