Turtle Thomas reportedly resigned Wednesday after nine seasons as the baseball coach at Florida International University in Miami. FIU went to the NCAA regional tournament three times under Thomas. A long-time assistant coach at Miami, LSU and Arizona State before taking over FIU program in 2007, Thomas went to the College World Series 14 times in his career and signed the likes of Charles Johnson, Alex Fernandez, Joey Cora, Alex Rodriguez and Chipper Jones while with the Miami Hurricanes.
Tyler Summitt, son of Hall of Fame women’s coach Pat Summitt, has resigned from his job as Louisiana Tech women’s basketball coach and acknowledged having an inappropriate relationship less than a month after fellow Conference USA school FIU announced the firing of women’s basketball coach Marlin Chinn following allegations of sexual misconduct.
Despite losing a top scorer in the opening minutes of the game, the FIU women’s basketball squad stuck to the game plan and and beat Texas-San Antonio 61-56 on Tuesday in the opener of the Conference USA Championship in Birmingham, Alabama.
FIU opened spring football practice Monday morning with the roles switched for its offense and defense. In recent years the Panthers defense was the known commodity and strength of the team while the offense was finding its footing. Flip the script for 2016.
In a Thursday email to students and faculty, FIU says women’s basketball captain Destini Feagin was suspended Feb. 23 for a team violation involving FIU police, two days before she reported allegations of sexual harassment against head coach Marlin Chinn.
FIU women’s basketball captain Destini Feagin told the Miami Herald that she and mother Joi Nicholson detailed her allegations about women’s basketball coach Marlin Chinn to FIU’s athletics administration on Feb. 25.