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Purdue Fort Wayne women’s basketball head coach placed on administrative leave

Coach Niecee Nelson was placed on administrative leave for a "personnel matter."

Posted: Feb 12, 2019 12:58 PM
Updated: Feb 12, 2019 11:18 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (FOX 55) - Purdue Fort Wayne women’s basketball head coach Niecee Nelson was placed on administrative leave.

In a statement from the Purdue Fort Wayne Director of Atheltics Kelley Hartley Hutton, the matter was said to be "a pending personnel matter.." and Hutton could not provide details at this time.

We received a tip to the FOX 55 newsroom that Nelson had been suspended because she was allegedly abusing players on the team. We could not confirm that information with the University.

Assistant coach Marcie Alberts will lead the team during Nelson’s absence and will coach the team during upcoming games.

In the same statement, Hutton said, "Coach Alberts will provide outstanding leadership during this time...”

The matter is still being investigated and we'll have updates as information becomes available.

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