|Suspended Hamline basketball coach leaves school|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 06 February 2013 13:58|
Hamline said Wednesday that Whitmore and the St. Paul university agreed he did not violate any NCAA or Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference policies. But Hamline says there is ``mutual agreement'' his departure ``is the best course of action.''
Whitmore was suspended in early January after former Hamline forward Eugene Lawrence III was arrested in Spokane, Wash., while on a team trip. Lawrence was charged with second-degree assault for allegedly hitting a woman in the face at the team hotel and has pleaded not guilty.
Whitmore was in his sixth season as the Pipers' coach. Athletic director Jason Verdugo (vur-DOO'-goh) will continue as acting coach for the rest of the season.