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PostPosted: 03/26/19 1:52 pm    ::: Trouble at N. KY Reply Reply with quote

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A player on Northern Kentucky University women's basketball team has accused the head coach of being emotionally abusive and the university of silencing allegations.



https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaw/2019/03/26/nku-womens-basketball-coach-camryn-whitaker-bullying-abuse-accusation/3276275002/



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PostPosted: 03/27/19 6:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I just read that article. Terrible. I had tough coaches that I absolutely loved back in the day, but there was always that line of respect. They were tough, but they respected us as people and individuals and we respected them in return. Without that underlying respect, toughness turns into full on abuse real quick. And that is destructive rather than constructive.



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PostPosted: 03/27/19 8:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

justintyme wrote:
I just read that article. Terrible. I had tough coaches that I absolutely loved back in the day, but there was always that line of respect. They were tough, but they respected us as people and individuals and we respected them in return. Without that underlying respect, toughness turns into full on abuse real quick. And that is destructive rather than constructive.



This is the one that I think got me the most.

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“When Kasey (Utrecht and Shar'Rae (Davis) were spotted sitting next to each other on the bus in the middle of a four-game road trip, Kasey was again reprimanded and played only a few minutes in the game," Taugher wrote. "Shar'Rae did not play at all and was forced to sit alone at the end of the bench. Word quickly spread that if you associated with Shar'Rae, then your playing time would diminish and you would face the wrath of Coach Whitaker. Shar'Rae sat alone on the bus, in the restaurant, and was even moved into her own hotel room when everyone else had a roommate.”



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PostPosted: 03/27/19 9:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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justintyme wrote:
I just read that article. Terrible. I had tough coaches that I absolutely loved back in the day, but there was always that line of respect. They were tough, but they respected us as people and individuals and we respected them in return. Without that underlying respect, toughness turns into full on abuse real quick. And that is destructive rather than constructive.



This is the one that I think got me the most.

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“When Kasey (Utrecht and Shar'Rae (Davis) were spotted sitting next to each other on the bus in the middle of a four-game road trip, Kasey was again reprimanded and played only a few minutes in the game," Taugher wrote. "Shar'Rae did not play at all and was forced to sit alone at the end of the bench. Word quickly spread that if you associated with Shar'Rae, then your playing time would diminish and you would face the wrath of Coach Whitaker. Shar'Rae sat alone on the bus, in the restaurant, and was even moved into her own hotel room when everyone else had a roommate.”


That’s so far beyond abusive I don’t even know what to call it.



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PostPosted: 04/02/19 8:51 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Shar’Rae Davis was at the top of her game and ready to win a championship her senior year at Northern Kentucky University. She says that season turned disastrous when the new women’s basketball coach, Camryn Whitaker, pitted the team against her and used her medical condition as punishment for her and her teammates.

Davis has severe ulcerative colitis, which causes unexpected, urgent trips to the bathroom. Sometimes they came in the middle of practice or during the national anthem. Other times she had to be hospitalized and would miss practice, which then resulted in sitting on the bench.

“It made me feel hopeless,” Davis said in an interview. “Like 'wow, there’s nothing I can do to fix currently what I have.'”

One day in the middle of a drill, Davis had to run out of practice suddenly to get to the bathroom. Whitaker blew her whistle and demanded the team “get on the line.” Whitaker yelled down the hallway at Davis and to other players that they were going to run sprints until Davis returned.


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Uetrecht, who is from Oregonia, Ohio, was a junior on the team when she left the team in the middle of the night at that same away trip that Davis described having her own hotel room. After enduring and witnessing the abuse that season under Whitaker, she said she felt like there was no other way out.

“I was at such a low point in my life,” Uetrecht said in an interview. “I had never felt so broken before and she had completely destroyed any confidence or love for the game I had.”

With about two weeks left in the 2016-17 season, Uetrecht’s parents picked her up from that hotel and drove her home.

“I just started crying because I left this weight lifted off of my shoulders that she didn’t have control over me anymore,” Uetrecht said.



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After Taugher's report, she said Whitaker found out that one of the players went to Title IX. Taugher said during a team meeting in the film room Whitaker said, "I don't know who's trying to ruin my life… but I want to let you know that I am invincible and I am not going anywhere. I am your coach. I signed a contract and I'm not going anywhere."


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Davis has gone through multiple coaching staffs at the collegiate level and said she’s learned the difference between someone “who’s going to break your house down and build you a better house” and someone who is “just breaking your house down.”


https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaw/2019/04/02/ex-northern-kentucky-basketball-players-dad-discuss-toxic-environment/3339818002/



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PostPosted: 04/02/19 11:43 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

This woman should not be coaching anywhere. That story just made me want to run to the bathroom and throw up.



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