This is legendary Holy Cross women’s basketball coach Bill Gibbons.
According to his bio on Holy Cross’ website, he’s pretty accomplished:
Bill Gibbons is in his 34th season at the helm of the Holy Cross women’s basketball program in 2018-19, and his 38th season as part of the Holy Cross athletic department. He is the winningest coach in the history of the program, leading the Crusaders to an overall mark of 602-401 through the past 33 years. On February 24, 2018, Gibbons earned his 600th victory as Holy Cross’ head coach, becoming the 21st active Division I head coach to reach the milestone. He is also just the seventh active coach to record 600 wins with one D-I program.
Six years ago he was dragged through the mud by Holy Cross when some shitty, sucky bench warmer from New Jersey filed accused him of physical and emotional abuse because he yelled at her during practice and games.
All of his former and current players came forward to defend him, because he’s positively impacted the lives of so many, but he had to step aside while the school investigated her ridiculous claims anyway. The next year he was reinstated after it was determined that he did nothing wrong to this insufferable child who had already transferred to a much worse basketball school where she could actually get off the bench.
You’d think that after dragging their coach through the mud like that because one whiny brat got her feelings hurt over words would’ve taught Holy Cross a lesson. But apparently it hasn’t, because Coach Gibbons was fired in February over more bullshit, and recently filed a lawsuit against Holy Cross for $750,000 in damages.
Bill Gibbons, who served as head coach of the College of the Holy Cross women’s basketball team for 34 years, filed a lawsuit Thursday against the college seeking $750,000 in damages. The suit against his former employer claims breach of contract, defamation, age discrimination, infliction of emotional distress and other wrongdoing.
He was suspended on Jan. 31, following an internal investigation which the school called a personnel matter. The suspension stemmed from an incident in November when Holy Cross played Boston College, the lawsuit stated. In the midst of arguing a call with an official, an assistant coach made a substitution on the court. When Gibbons’ discussion with the referee ended, he made a substitution for the player that just entered the game under the assistant’s direction.
According to the lawsuit, assistant coach Danielle Parks “loudly and insubordinately remarked, ‘Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow’ (5 times), so loud that players, parents and others clearly heard.” Gibbons, according to the lawsuit responded, “’Wow what? Don’t ever question my decision during a game in that way again, or you will not be working here.’”
The incident was addressed at halftime and again during a staff meeting the following day, the lawsuit said. Gibbons said he needed his entire staff to be on the same page at all times, according to the lawsuit. Parks, though, reported the incident to human resources the morning after the game. According to the lawsuit, she described the incident as a “threat” rather than criticism.
Get the fuck out of here. That’s what this is about? This ASSISTANT made a decision without asking her boss, he found out that she did it, undid her decision, and then she publicly mocked him in front of the players by saying “wow, wow, wow, wow, wow” like a toddler who just had a toy taken from them? He rightfully told this millenial puke that that kind of bullshit wasn’t going to be tolerated, and instead of addressing it with him she went crying to human resources. Now she’s getting her way. This world is fucked.
Oh, and the AD at the time reviewed the tape, stated that Gibbons did nothing wrong, and actually said that there was grounds to discipline her for insubordination.
The lawsuit stated that then Athletic Director Nathan Pine watched tape from the game and said “this type of thing happens all the time in games, it’s nothing.” Weeks later, human resources called Gibbons regarding the complaint. Gibbons said he was told an investigation would be launched but it was “just procedural,” by associate athletic director Brendan Sullivan. The lawsuit claimed that Gibbons was told he would have a chance to review the findings of the investigation, however, he never received that opportunity prior to receiving a 60-day suspension.
But she kept going behind his back to human resources to complain that….
Gibbons eventually received the report 20 days after he was suspended, according to the lawsuit. The investigative report revealed that the assistant coach met with the human resources investigator in December and January, and said Gibbons wasn’t taking suggestions from staff.
He wasn’t taking suggestions from staff? He’s the fucking BOSS!! What don’t you get about this? He tells you what to do and you do it. If you don’t like it, find a new job with a boss that lets you call the shots. He’s been there 34 years. He’s been winning since before you were born. So how bout you shut the fuck up and listen instead of acting like you know everything?
Then of course she played the race card.
She also claimed Gibbons displayed racism toward her and some of the minority players, the lawsuit said.
When you’re backed into a corner, just claim racism. Sure, not a single player, past or present, has come forward and alleged any sort of racism, but the slugpump loser coach who doesn’t know when to shut the fuck up says that he is. So I guess it must be true.
Turns out Holy Cross largely did it because they were afraid of looking bad in the era of #MeToo.
The lawsuit claims the suspension and subsequent termination was a result of Holy Cross wanting to avoid any public criticism as it was already embroiled in a number of scandals not related to Gibbons. However, the nature of the suspension and eventual firing, led some to speculate Gibbons “was suspended for ‘sexual misbehavior with a student,’” the lawsuit alleges. While Holy Cross offered clarity that the suspension was not related to sexual allegations, Gibbons says his reputation was still damaged.
So basically they may or may not have been ignoring rapes on campus, and in order to improve their image they got rid of the old white guy who told the young black employee who works for him how to do her job.
The school also issued a no trespass order to Gibbons in April, which included events like a photo shoot with Bob Cousy.At the time of Gibbon’s termination, the school’s interim athletic director Brendan Sullivan commented through a release, “We are committed to achieving a high standard of performance on the court. With the talent we have within this program we expect to consistently compete for Patriot League championships, and in recent years we haven’t done that.”
Higher standard? This is Holy Cross, not UConn. They were also in the middle of a winning season when they fired him, so there’s that.
This chick race baits a lot on social media. All you really need to see is this:
Anyone who has ever retweeted Talcum X except for the purposes of mocking him for being a complete fraud, is someone who is just as full of shit as he is.
Nothing ironic about this either.
So she doesn’t like it when parents complain, or overstep their boundaries with the coaches, but yet she got Bill Gibbons fired by complaining and overstepping her boundaries with the head coach of the team. Makes sense.
I hope Bill Gibbons takes Holy Cross to the cleaners, and I’m surprised he’s only suing for $750,000, which means nothing to them. Holy Cross pays no taxes to the City of Worcester, they rake in millions of dollars a year in profit, and they send these dolt kids out into the world with all this debt and a degree that can’t get them a good job. They are a complete and total joke and deserve to go bankrupt.
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