Maryland officials meet with Weller

March 20, 1997|By Milton Kent

Maryland athletic department officials met with women's basketball coach Chris Weller yesterday for at least an hour, but they apparently have reached no conclusions on a list of complaints raised by six of her players.

Weller met with athletic director Debbie Yow, senior associate athletic director Danita Dehaney and Patricia Nicol, the department's senior women's administrator who is conducting an investigation into the players' concerns.

Nicol, who met with Weller and the team as a group on Monday before talking individually with players on Monday and Tuesday, told the players and their parents that the matter would be resolved by yesterday. However, she issued a statement last night through the sports information department, which indicated that the investigation would continue.

"We continue to examine all the findings, meet with our coaches and team and follow a measured and fair plan of action. Following this kind of balanced and careful method will best ensure fairness for our student-athletes and our women's basketball coach," the statement read.

The players initially presented Nicol and another member of the department a six-page memo of grievances with the Maryland coaching staff two weeks ago.

Weller, who has coached at Maryland for 22 years, led the Terps to an 18-10 record this season and their first NCAA tournament bid in four years.

Pub Date: 3/20/97

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