Oakland University Fires Basketball Coach Over Abuse

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Oakland University fired its women’s basketball coach because she was mentally and emotionally abusing her players. OU officials  said Beckie Francis was obsessed with the player’s eating habits and body fat and refused to follow orders to separate her religion from her coaching.

They said she was so fixated on the player’s weights, to a point that photos were taken of players in their sports bras and Spandex to chart body changes and that some players developed eating issues.

Reading this story makes me sick. The coach is supposed to be a leader, someone the athletes can look up to Male or Female. How can you expect kids to grow and mature if you have people like this running collegiate sports?

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