Wichita State’s inquiry into the conduct of women’s basketball coach Jody Adams is expected to stretch into next week.
“I’m still gathering information,” faculty athletics representative Julie Scherz said. “I’m confident we’re moving in the right direction.”
University administration has been scrutinizing Adams’ program for the past two weeks after four players, two starters, quit the team. Scherz is leading the inquiry and is charged to talk to current and past players, coaches and administrators. Michaela Dapprich, Moriah Dapprich, Alie Decker and Kayla White met with Scherz recently after leaving the team. Those players, and others, describe an atmosphere of anger, isolation and personal insults that has caused several athletes to transfer during Adams’ tenure.
All four players recently received their scholarship releases from WSU and are free to transfer to any school not on WSU’s 2015-16 schedule, according to the athletic department.
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Adams was hired at WSU in 2008 and is the program’s most successful coach. She led the Shockers to three straight Missouri Valley Conference titles and three NCAA Tournaments, unprecedented marks at WSU.