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Former UT coach filed discrimination complaint

A former UT track coach has claimed that she was discriminated against because of her age and gender and is filing complaints against the university’s athletic department.

According to the documents filed with the Texas Workforce Commission and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, track Coach Bev Kearney resigned on January 5th after learning that she would be terminated for an inappropriate relationship with one of her athletes back in 2002. Kearney claimed she was verbally abused and was falsely accused of NCAA violations. Kearney also said she was not getting the same significant pay increases that the white male coaches were receiving.

Kearney would have ranked as the third highest paid track coach in the country if she had completed this school year, according to the Austin-American Statesman.

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