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Former University of the South Coach Sanctioned by NCAA

A former University of the South (Sewanee) women’s basketball coach violated NCAA sports betting and ethical conduct rules for over two years, the NCAA announced Tuesday without directly naming the coach.

According to a decision released by a Division III Committee on Infractions hearing panel, the coach placed more than $93,000 in bets on college and professional sports between 2021 and 2023. Of those bets, 407 were on college sports, and 20 were on women’s basketball games that did not include his team.

CBS reports the coach’s name as Brody Curry, who stepped down last year. He had served as a men’s basketball assistant before taking over the women’s program.

As a result of his direct involvement in the violations, the coach also violated the head coach’s responsibility rules.

“Given the prevalence of sports wagering activities on college campuses, it is arguably even more important that those closest to student-athletes refrain from such behaviors to protect student-athletes,” the committee said in its decision.

This case was resolved through the cooperative summary disposition process, in which involved parties collectively submit the case to the committee in written form. All participating parties must agree to the facts and violations of the case for this process to be used instead of a formal hearing.

The committee prescribed the following penalties and corrective measures:

  • One year of probation.
  • A $1,500 fine (self-imposed by the school).

A two-year show-cause order for the former head coach. During the show-cause order, any employing member institution shall be required to provide the head coach with individual monthly rules education during the two-year period. Additionally, if he becomes employed.