Rutgers University Reinstates Head Coach Brian Brecht

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (May 14, 2013) Rutgers University re-instated men's lacrosse coach Brian Brecht effective Tuesday, May 14 after having suspended him on April 19 with pay, following allegations of verbal abuse.

While the university investigation found that the coach did use inappropriate language and exhibited unprofessional behavior on occasion, the instances were infrequent and not directed at individual players. Accordingly, the university found no criminal or university policy violations.

"We are satisfied with the resolution regarding the situation," said acting athletic director Carl Kirschner.

"I regret my behavior and am determined to set a better example in the future," said Brecht. "I'm glad to be reinstated to the program and for the opportunity to work with these fine young men."

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Coach Brecht is gratified by all the support he received from friends, family, recruits and the lacrosse community especially his Rutgers team. He is pleased that the University has chosen to reinstate him and looks forward to resuming his coaching duties and will work even harder to establish a winning culture at Rutgers.


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