Seattle University’s men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford has resigned from his position. This is because he allegedly used the n-word many times.
At first, Hayford was placed on administrative leave last week. This was after Stadium Basketball Insider Jeff Goodman reported that the coach had used the racial slur during a scrimmage. Hayford said the n-word last Thursday after a player had used it.
It was further reported by TMZ that this was not the first time Hayford had been accused of using the term around his team. Hayford was said to have apologized to his team over the usage on November 6th.
However, some players refused to accept the apology and made it clear they won’t work with him again. Seattle University’s Athletic Director, Shaney Fink, issued a statement on Hayford resigning.
It is clear to me that coach Hayford is no longer able to effectively lead this team.
The top priority within the Athletic Department is, and always will be, to support the wellbeing and success of our student athletes — in and out of the classroom and in their chosen sport.
We are committed to advancing an athletic community that is inclusively excellent. We will take additional steps to ensure any concerns within the program are addressed and that all our student athletes are seen, heard, and supported.”
Jin Hayford had been the team’s coach since 2017. He led the team to a 65-55 record overall. We hope he realized the error of his ways.
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