Lawsuit filed accusing athletic director of unfairly removing female coaches and the top women’s sports administrator (USA)
A lawsuit filed Monday accuses Iowa athletic director Gary Barta of unfairly removing female coaches and the top women’s sports administrator during a decade-long tenure stained by gender bias.
Backed by several former Hawkeye coaches, the lawsuit by fired women’s field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum asks a judge to order her reinstatement and to require the university to take steps to ensure female coaches are treated the same as their male counterparts.
While the filing had been expected, the 26-page complaint provides the most details yet of alleged discrimination at a university that had once been a national leader in women’s athletic equality. It alleges that six female coaches in sports from volleyball to softball and the department’s most powerful woman, senior associate athletic director Jane Meyer, have been forced out under Barta.
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