Players Accuse Cynthia Cooper-Dyke of Abusive Behavior, per Report

May 5, 2022

Content warning: This story contains graphic language of a sexual nature.

Former players are accusing women’s basketball coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke of making sexual and degrading comments toward them, as well as endangering their physical and mental well-being, The Athletic‘s Chantel Jennings and Dana O’Neil reported Thursday.

The allegations against Cooper-Dyke stem from her stints at Texas Southern, UNC-Wilmington and USC. Players from those schools alerted school administrators of the coach’s actions during her tenures, but Cooper-Dyke’s career moved forward, seemingly unimpacted.

“Nobody has said anything or done anything, just passed her off to the next school,” one USC player told The Athletic. “This woman mentally and emotionally terrorized us.”

Source: Sports Illustrated
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