Former UT-Arlington golf coach cited for sexual harassment

Stuart Deane admitted to drinking on school trips as a coach

Former UT-Arlington golf coach cited for sexual harassment
LOUISVILLE, KY - AUGUST 06: Stuart Deane of the United States hits a tee shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on August 6, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) (Source: Andy Lyons)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A University of Texas at Arlington report says former golf coach Stuart Deane was found responsible for sexual harassment through inappropriate comments to some of his female athletes.

Deane resigned as the university’s golf director before the investigation was completed in October, according to documents obtained by the school newspaper , The Shorthorn. He was placed on administrative leave last August, a day after a former player emailed the university president detailing some allegations.

One former female athlete said she transferred because she was offended by an inappropriate sexual comment from Deane. The former coach denied making the statement. An attorney who advised Deane during the investigation didn’t immediately return a request for comment.

The report says Deane admitted to allegations of drinking alcohol and driving on school-sponsored trips. Deane said he didn’t drink excessively or drive recklessly.

Deane, an Australian, has 14 career appearances on the PGA Tour. He has made the cut twice.

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