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PSU men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers resigns

Patrick Chambers has resigned as men’s basketball coach at Penn State, the school announced Wednesday.

Assistant coach Jim Ferry will take over as interim head coach.

Penn State’s statement:

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Sandy Barbour accepted the resignation of head men’s basketball coach Pat Chambers today following an internal investigation of new allegations of inappropriate conduct by Chambers. The new allegations surfaced shortly after The Undefeated’s article and a review was conducted jointly by Penn State’s Affirmative Action and Athletics Integrity offices.
 
Barbour named assistant coach Jim Ferry as the interim head coach for the 2020-21 season. Ferry has 30 years of collegiate coaching experience, including 19 years as a head coach with his most recent stint at Duquesne from 2012-17.
 
Chambers served as Penn State’s men’s basketball head coach for nine seasons, compiling a 148-150 record. He guided the Nittany Lions to the 2017-18 NIT Championship with a 26-13 record. The 2019-20 Penn State basketball team achieved a 21-10 record and was poised to earn an NCAA Tournament berth for the first time since 2011 before the season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Off the court, Chambers was active in the Penn State chapter of Coaches vs. Cancer, where he was honored nationally with the 2019 Coaches vs. Cancer Collegiate Champion Award.

 

Some good details on the situation here from David Jones of PennLive.com.

Here is some background on those situations.

Rasir Bolton transferred from Penn State to Iowa State and accused Chambers of making inappropriate comments about a noose.

Details on the Josh Reaves component are here.

Chambers released this statement, which can be found at @GoodmanHoops on Twitter.

**AD Sandy Barbour held a brief press conference this evening:

 

 

Chambers led the Nittany Lions to his best season in 2019-20, going 21-10 overall and 11-9 in the Big Ten. It would have been enough to get to the NCAA Tournament, but the tourney was canceled because of the coronavirus.

Chambers went 148-150 in nine seasons at PSU, and just 56-110 in the Big Ten.

From PSN’s Alan Saunders:

Ferry was the coach at Duquesne from 2012-17 and amassed a 60-97 record, including a 17-17 season in 2015-16 and a CBI berth. He was fired in 2017.

He immediately became an assistant at Penn State and has been there ever since, helping to land guard DJ Gordon from First Love Christian Academy in Washington, Pa.

Before his time at Duquesne, Ferry was a head coach at Long Island, Division-II Adephi (N.Y.) and Division-III Plymouth (N.H.) State. He was an assistant at Bentley and Kenne (N.H.) State, his alma mater.

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

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