For many months, Texas Tech athletics director Kirby Hocutt knew there was trouble in his athletic department, specifically within the women’s basketball program. He knew a committee had reviewed numerous allegations of abuse against head coach Marlene Stollings and assistant coach Nikita Lowry Dawkins. He asked for and received a verbal report about the findings.
Weeks went by, and he did nothing.
Hocutt knew there were two seasons of damning exit interviews with players. He knew a dozen players transferred out of the program since Stollings took over in March 2018, including seven of her own recruits. And because Hocutt hired Stollings and Lowry Dawkins, a minimal amount of research would have told him that a New Mexico State investigation found that when Lowry Dawkins was head coach there more than 15 years ago, she threatened to kill a player among other abuse allegations that she denied. At the time, Stollings was her assistant.
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