Lightfoot's Take on Southern Illinois University at Carbondale's Failure to Monitor
September 7, 2018
On September 7, 2018, the Division I Committee on Infractions (COI) found that Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIU) did not monitor its women’s swimming and diving program and the conduct of the diving coach. In addition, the head coach was found to have failed to monitor the diving coach and to promote an atmosphere of compliance. The case was considered through the summary disposition process, with the case against the institution classified as Level II-Standard and Level II-Aggravated against the head coach and diving coach.
Over a two-year period, an SIU diving coach conducted and/or arranged for a student-athlete to provide two international student-athletes with numerous impermissible "fee-for-lesson" diving lessons at the institution's on-campus rec center. Read more.