The University of Albany is facing an explosive lawsuit from a former basketball player. Luke Fizulich, who played guard for the Great Danes as a sophomore last season, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of New York earlier this week. The suit accuses the school of reversing course in firing head coach Dwayne Killings, who allegedly assaulted Fizulich. Killings, Albany athletic director Mark Benson and the university itself are named in the suit. According to The Daily Gazette in Albany, Fizulich claims the school yielded “to the pressure of the protest” from local civil rights and business leaders,...
Former Marquette men’s basketball associate head coach Dwayne Killings is being sued by former men’s basketball walk-on Luke Fizulich for assault and battery and “tortious inference with contract” stemming from a pre-game incident ahead of a University at Albany men’s basketball game in November 2021.
Coach Killings and Luke Fizulich during a home game in February. Luke Fizulich, a former University at Albany men’s basketball player, filed a lawsuit against the university on Monday after an altercation between Fizulich and head coach Dwayne Killings last November. The lawsuit also names coach Killings and athletic director Mark Benson as defendants as part of an ongoing investigation.
ALBANY — University at Albany men's basketball coach Dwayne Killings traveled to Monday's regular-season opener at Towson but couldn't be in the arena during the game because of his five-game suspension. Killings watched the first half of the 67-62 loss at a nearby Starbucks. "That didn't go over well...
UAlbany men's basketball coach Dwayne Killings addressed the media Tuesday for the first time since the investigation that resulted in a five game suspension for next season. Killings declined to answer any further questions about the investigation, referring to the statement released by the University at Albany and his apology letter. The investigation found Killings made "inappropriate physical contact" with a player in a pre-game hype huddle in November of 2021 and failed to report the incident to administration. Killings will also pay a $25,000 fine which will be donated to a local not-for-profit organization. Hear some of what Coach Killings had to say here.
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – UAlbany men's basketball head coach Dwayne Killings publicly addresses the media for the first time since an investigation found "inappropriate physical contact" between him and a player. Killings was suspended five games and fined $25,000 in response to the investigation, which was launched following a complaint in late February.
Albany coach Dwayne Killings will return next season following an investigation into allegations he struck one of his players, multiple
The University at Albany announced it completed its investigation into men's basketball coach Dwayne Killings and the program. The university released the following statement:. "The University at Albany has concluded its investigation into the men’s basketball program. The following is a brief synopsis of the resolution:. On Feb. 27,...
Albany civil rights leaders rally on behalf of embattled UAlbany men’s basketball coach Dwayne Killings
University at Albany men’s basketball coach Dwayne Killings, who just completed his first season, is on leave from the team during an investigation. But details are scarce. While the probe continues, a coalition of Albany area leaders pledged their support today. A little over a year ago the University...
ALBANY, N.Y. — Albany coach Dwayne Killings is away from the program while the school investigates a report of a physical confrontation with a player early in the season. A release from the university said its Office of Employee Relations was made aware of the allegation in February. School officials declined to comment further because the investigation is not complete.
Fallout continued Tuesday from the University at Albany’s acknowledgment that men’s basketball coach Dwayne Killings was under investigation for an alleged incident before a road game in late November. Stadium’s Jeff Goodman reported Monday afternoon that the incident involved Killings allegedly striking a player, and added that Killings...
Albany coach Dwayne Killings is being investigated over an allegation that he struck one of his players earlier this season,
There is an ongoing investigation into University at Albany men’s basketball coach Dwayne Killings regarding an incident in November, the school confirmed in a statement Monday evening. "In late February, the University's Office of Employee Relations was made aware of an incident alleged to have occurred just prior to...