Walter McCarty fired by Evansville after more misconduct reports emerge
Walter McCarty has been fired by Evansville less than a month after being placed on leave for alleged “unwelcome conduct.”
McCarty, who was hired by Evansville in March 2018, was placed on leave on December 26 as the school investigated possible violations of the school’s Title IX policy.
Evansville announced the news of McCarty’s firing Tuesday, saying in its press release that they received additional reports of alleged misconduct by the head coach since he was placed on leave.
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McCarty received a warning last year about his conduct and underwent training, according to the school.
The school will continue its investigation but decided to fire McCarty based on what has emerged. Bennie Seltzer will remain the team’s interim head coach.
McCarty, 45, is from Evansville, Indiana, so this was a hometown hire. He played his college ball at Kentucky and won a national championship with them before being drafted by the Knicks in 1996.
This was McCarty’s first head coaching job. He was 20-25 in two seasons and led the Aces to an upset win over Kentucky in November.