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Marshall Suspended, Under Investigation

by Tyler Roaix

Central Connecticut men’s head basketball coach Donyell Marshall, was suspended along with assistant coach Anthony Anderson as both become subject to an internal investigation by the University.

Neither coach was available in the team’s exhibition game against Nyack last Thursday. The team was run by assistant coaches Mike Witcoskie and Anthony Ross.

The school describes the situation a “confidential personal matter” and has denied releasing any further details. After the exhibition game, no coaches or players were made available to the media.

According to CCSU Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications Mark McLaughlin, there is no indication as to when more information will be made available.

“Any further information will be made available pending the investigation,” McLaughlin told The Recorder before the exhibition game.

Marshall, who was hired in April of 2016, posted a 6-23 record last year in his first season with the Blue Devils. His 15-year career in the NBA sparked a lot of excitement when he was brought on.

Marshall hired Anderson in May of 2016, highlighting Anderson’s abilities as a coach, including saying he was “a talented evaluator” and “a pitbull in recruiting.”

The team open up the regular season Friday, Nov. 10 at the University of Hartford. The school has not said whether or not Marshall or Anthony will be able to coach the game.