Colorado State Head Coach Eustachy Is Placed On Administrative Leave
Eustachy is currently being investigated for conduct issues
News of Eustachy being placed on leave surfaced Saturday afternoon
Colorado State men’s basketball coach Larry Eustachy has been placed on administrative leave, per Denver Post’s Matt Stephens.
A January 30 report by Justin Michael of Colorado State Collegian showed that Colorado State athletic director Joe Parker has interviewed the team’s coaches and players about Eustachy’s conduct. The internal investigation was the second such time that Eustachy has been involved in an investigation about his personal conduct as the CSU head coach.
It was reported last year that a 2013-14 investigation concluded that Eustachy created a “culture of fear and intimidation” within the Colorado State program. The allegations suggested that Eustachy had verbally and emotionally abused his players. Ex-athletic director Jack Graham suggested that the university fire Eustachy upon completion of the investigation, but his hopes did not come to fruition.
On Friday, Eustachy confirmed to the media that he believed his job was safe. The Denver Post reported that Eustachy addressed his team earlier this week, telling his players that his job was safe despite the ongoing reports and investigation.
Eustachy is 121-74 in his six seasons as the Colorado State head coach. Prior to his arrival to CSU, Eustachy coached Southern Mississippi, Iowa State, Utah State and Idaho.
At this time, Eustachy’s time in Fort Collins seems to be nearing its completion.
Colorado State (10-14, 3-8) plays Saturday night against Nevada in Fort Collins.