The University of Alabama has fired its head baseball coach, Brad Bohannon, following reports of suspicious betting activity related to the team. The Crimson Tide announced the decision on Thursday, May 5th, 2023.
Suspicious Wagering Activity Reported
According to an ESPN report, a widespread investigation into suspicious betting activity on the Crimson Tide baseball team was underway. It is alleged that Bohannon had direct contact with the person who placed bets against his own team in a game against LSU last month. The university took swift action and decided to part ways with their head coach.
Questions Surrounding Handling Of Player Injury
In addition to the gambling allegations, Bohannon has also been accused of mishandling an injury suffered by one of his players during practice earlier this year. According to reports, he failed to provide proper medical attention for the player and instead sent him back out onto the field without being properly evaluated or treated for his injury. This incident has raised questions about how Bohannon handled player safety and health issues while at Alabama.
Search For New Head Coach Underway
The University of Alabama is now searching for a new head coach for their baseball program. They have not yet named any potential candidates but are expected to begin interviewing soon. In the meantime, assistant coaches will take over coaching duties until a permanent replacement is found.