Wichita State Basketball: Gregg Marshall Resigns

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Wichita State basketball coach Gregg Marshall has resigned as head coach of the Shockers.

Marshall was the winningest coach in school history.

“This was a difficult decision, but one I feel was necessary for my family, the university and, most importantly, the student-athletes,” Marshall said. “I remain grateful for my years spent at Wichita State. I wish to thank the coaches, student-athletes, the university, the community, and all of Shocker Nation for their unending dedication, support and loyalty. I am incredibly proud of this men’s basketball program and all it has achieved over the past 14 years and am confident of its continued success.”

Shocker assistant Isaac Brown will serve as the team’s interim head coach.

Marshall was accused of punching former Shockers forward Shaq Morris twice during a workout after Morris fouled a teammate. Morris said that Marshall apologized for the incident after multiple players refused to practice the following day.

The former forward also alleged Marshall choked assistant coach Kyle Lindsted. He also alleges Marshall verbally abused teammate Isaiah Poor Bear-Chandler with racially charged language and “Indian howling noises” during practice. Bear-Chandler is of Native American descent.

Marshall denied the allegations.

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