Volleyball Coach’s Quick Departure at Grambling Leads to Chaos, Potential Litigation
Grambling State University Head Volleyball Coach Chelsey Lucas was barely at work six months when the school fired her.
Specifically, Lucas was hired by the school, which is designated as one of the country’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), in February after coaching stints at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Alcorn State University.
Shortly after she was hired, she told all of the previous athletes on the roster that their scholarships would not be renewed, adding that she would bring in a completely new roster for the 2022 season.
This had dramatic ramifications for its compliance with Title IX, the gender equity law. The school subsequently …
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