Internet message board posts quickly filled with rumors and finger-pointing as well as the inevitable lesbian baiting.Initially Chatman planned to coach her team in the NCAA tournament, but the ensuing controversy quickly exploded out of control, and she issued a second statement last Thursday announcing that her departure would be immediate: "My resignation yesterday has prompted speculation and rumors that far exceeded my expectations and it is clear that my presence would be a great distraction during the NCAA Tournament." Chatman was a highly respected — and apparently popular — coach at LSU.
Chapman from Ama, Louisiana, played point guard at Hahnville High School and was a 5-time AAU All-American.
Mutch is married and he and his wife just had a baby this fall.
The situation apparently came to light when the player in question failed to erase some sexually explicit text messages on her cell phone before giving her phone to a teammate.
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On April 24, Boston College women’s ice hockey coach, Tom Mutch, resigned amid allegations of a sexual relationship with one of his star players.