Texas Tech College suspended its head males’s basketball coach Mark Adams on Sunday due to a “racially insensitive remark” he made to a participant final week. File photograph by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo
March 5 (UPI) — Texas Tech College suspended its head males’s basketball coach Mark Adams on Sunday due to a “racially insensitive remark” he made to a participant final week.
In accordance with a press release from Texas Tech, Adams met with a participant to debate them being extra receptive to teaching. In the course of the dialogue, Adams made a reference to a Bible verse that discusses “staff, academics, mother and father, and slaves serving their masters.”
Adams, who’s a 66-year-old White man, was reprimanded after the athletic division discovered of the feedback. He “instantly addressed this with the staff and apologized,” the varsity mentioned.
Athletics director Kirby Hocutt was knowledgeable of the incident on Friday and made the choice to right away droop Adams, who’s within the second yr of his contract. Hocutt is assembly with gamers individually on Sunday as a part of an investigation into Adams’ interactions with them, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal stories.
Adams succeeded former coach Chris Beard who left the Pink Raiders to teach Texas in 2021. He’s on a five-year contract reportedly price greater than $15 million.
Beard has since been fired as coach of the Longhorns after he was arrested on home violence prices in December. He allegedly choked a lady who he was in a relationship with, bit her and threw her off a mattress.
Texas Tech performs West Virginia within the first spherical of the Big 12 Tournament on Wednesday.