ECSU Baseball Coach Suspended for Season

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013  |  Updated 9:00 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
ECSU Baseball Coach Suspended for Season

NBCConnecticut.com

Eastern Connecticut State University baseball coach Bill Holowaty has been suspended. This photo is from a prior interview with NBC Connecticut.

Longtime Eastern Connecticut State University baseball coach Bill Holowaty has been suspended with pay for the rest of the season after several parents and students complained that he cursed, threw a helmet into the bleachers during a game and failed to follow university officials' directives.

Holowaty has been Eastern's coach for the past 45 years and school officials tout him as the winningest coach in the history of New England intercollegiate athletics with more than 1,400 victories.

He's led the Warriors to four Division III national titles and was named national Coach of the Year four times.

School officials on Monday suspended Holowaty until May 13 pending an investigation.

Assistant coach Michael Grant will lead the team as acting head coach the rest of the season.

Holowaty has declined to comment to the Associated Press on the suspension.
   
Holowaty has been suspended in the past, accused of hitting a player during a game and for an argument with a student employee.
 

Get the latest from NBC Connecticut anytimeiPhone/iPad/Android App | SMS AlertsTwitter | Facebook | Google+ | Instagram | RSS

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
9/27-9/28 - Get Fit With NBC Connecticut!
The Health & Wellness Festival is back in... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out