Texas Tech basketball coach Gillispie remains hospitalized
Lubbock, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Billy Gillispie will continue to be the head coach for the Texas Tech Raiders until further notice, the school spokesperson Blayne Beal reported Wednesday.
Gillispie has been hospitalized at the University Medical Center just days after allegations of his maltreatment on Raiders players surfaced.
Returning Texas Tech player met with Red Raiders athletic director Kirby Hocutt to complain about their “painful” experience they had under the tutelage of Gillispie.
The second-year head coach has reportedly exceeded the NCAA’s practice limit of 20 hours and allegedly bullied his players while injured players during practice. Gillispie also lured some of his personnel into high-paying coaching job only to offer them with different jobs, which paid them a meager of what he promised.
Since the end of Gillispie’s first season at Texas Tech, the Raiders lost six players from the 2011-2012 roster – Javarez Willis, Kevin Wagner, Terran Petteway, Jaron Nash, and Cameron Forte – all of them already transferred to another school.
Nevertheless, Beal said the school will not make a change in their coaching staff until Gillispie’s health status becomes stable.