Purdue Women's Basketball coach accused of creating a toxic environment for athletes

Sports 18 received documents accusing current Purdue women's head basketball coach Sharon Versyp and her wife, Ms. Terry Kix, of violating the University's Anti-Harassment Policy.

Posted: Aug 18, 2021 2:21 PM
Updated: Aug 18, 2021 6:05 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Sports 18 received documents accusing current Purdue women's head basketball coach Sharon Versyp and her wife, Ms. Terry Kix, of violating the University's Anti-Harassment Policy.

It is alleged that an incident occurred after the Purdue Women's Basketball game against the University of Wisconsin during the 2018-2019 season.

Specifically, the documents allege that the coaching staff and Ms. Kix were frustrated with the performance of a freshman player.

Once the game was concluded everyone boarded the plane back home, it is alleged that after hearing someone laugh, Ms. Kix yelled at the said player, raised her hand, and knocked the player's phone out of her hand.

It is also alleged that Ms. Kix continued yelling at the said player after the altercation and teammates had to pull her away from that player.

It is further alleged that since the incident Kix and Versyp made a hostile environment for participation in the University program for the said player and the other members of the team.

We've reached out to Purdue University Athletics for further comment and they referred us to the University on this matter.

We have not heard any comment from the University just yet.

We will provide further updates when information comes available. 

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