Lawsuit alleges bullying, abuse by UC San Diego rowing coach led to student’s suicide

Oct 5, 2021

The parents of a 19-year-old UC San Diego student who killed himself in January have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the university and its men’s rowing coach, who is accused of subjecting collegiate athletes to pervasive bullying and verbal abuse.

The lawsuit, filed in San Diego federal court Thursday, accuses head coach Geoff Bond of singling out freshman rower Brian Lilly Jr. to the point of mental deterioration and, ultimately, suicide.

Continue reading at San Diego Union-Tribune: