Updated: Sept. 17, 2016 at 12:51 a.m.
Men’s basketball head coach Mike Lonergan has been fired, according to USA Today Sports.
A person who spoke to USA Today’s Dan Wolken on the condition of anonymity said GW has not yet announced the firing and that the coaching staff was informed of the decision Friday night.
The decision comes nearly two months after the Washington Post published verbal and emotional abuse allegations against the fifth-year head coach.
According to CBSSports‘ Matt Norlander, the investigation conducted by outside law firm Saul Ewing also uncovered new information and allegations not included in the Post’s story, including the fact that Lonergan referred to Derrick Gordon — the first active openly gay men’s college basketball player — as “the gay kid.” Gordon played for A-10 foe Massachusetts from 2013-2015 before transferring to Seton Hall.
The University did not immediately return the Hatchet’s request for comment.
The Colonials went a combined 97-70 (44-40 A-10) under Lonergan, reaching the NCAA tournament in 2014 and winning a 2016 NIT Championship title last spring.
GW opens its 2016-2017 season on Nov. 11 against Maryland Eastern Shore.
BREAKING: George Washington has fired basketball coach Mike Lonergan, per person informed of situation.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) September 17, 2016
Extensive, multiple interviews with players and staff uncovered things not in explosive WaPo story. Details: https://t.co/X5baFYswfg
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) September 17, 2016