Aacc Plans Punishment For Springer

July 10, 1991|By Staff report

Anne Arundel Community College officials say unspecified penalties will be imposed this week on a physical education professor who was accused of the unauthorized distribution of student transcripts.

Bruce Springer received a one-year suspension without pay in April following an internal investigation of transcripts for basketball players James Sharps and Butch Williams being sent anonymously to the National Junior College Athletic Association and others outside the college in February.

Anne Arundel had to forfeit two wins after Sharps was deemed ineligible for not meeting the minimum academic requirements during the regular fall semester.

Springer, his lawyer, James P. Nolan, and Anne Arundel legal counsel Martin J. Snider were unavailable for comment.

In 1987, Springer resigned after 25 years as Anne Arundel men'sbasketball coach to take the job of girls basketball coach at Broadneck High. He remained at Anne Arundel as a tenured professor in the physical education department.

He was suspended for the 1988-1989 season by the county school board for allowing his daughter, Laurie, to play at Broadneck while the family lived in Queen Anne's County.

Students from outside the county must pay tuition or live with a legal guardian to attend a county public school. Laurie Springer had notestablished legal residency in the Broadneck district.

She was suspended 60 days and the Bruins forfeited all games in which she appeared in the 1986-1987 season.

Bruce Springer returned the followingseason and led Broadneck to the Class 4A state championship.

Broadneck athletic director Kevin McMullen said any action taken by the college does not have an immediate impact on Springer's status at the Cape St. Claire school.

"They're two separate positions. I'm goingto have to talk to Bruce and see what his decision about his future is and what he plans on doing and go from there," McMullen said.

"He's done a great job for us."

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