by Tyler Roaix
CCSU head men’s basketball coach Donyell Marshall and assistant coach Anthony Anderson will not be available to coach for the opening weekend of the team’s season, a school official confirmed to The Recorder.
The two coaches are still under investigation for what the University has described as a “confidential personal matter.”
School officials originally announced on Nov. 2 that Marshall and Anderson would be suspended for the team’s exhibition game against Nyack that night.
The team will be coached by assistant coaches Mike Witcoskie and Anthony Ross. They were also at the helm for Central’s exhibition game, which they won 65-62.
Neither Marshall or Anderson were available for comment.
A previous report from the Hartford Courant said that the situation stemmed from a verbal altercation between the two at a practice prior to the Nyack game.
The University has kept details on the investigation internal thus far. Officials declined to comment, beyond Marshall’s and Anderson’s status for this weekend.
Marshall was hired in April of 2016 and entering his second season at CCSU. Anderson was brought on, by Marshall, in May of 2016.
Central opens up the season tonight when the play at the University of Hartford at 8 p.m. They will then travel to Rutgers to take on the Scarlet Knights on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.