Louisiana Tech women’s basketball coach Tyler Summitt has resigned from his post due to an “inappropriate relationship” with one of his players. There were rumors that he had impregnated one of his players, but that was put to bed when the rumored player — Marquette transfer Ashley Santos — posted a photo on Twitter baring her midriff to dispel the rumors of pregnancy.
In a statement Summitt released Thursday, he said, “I am profoundly disappointed in myself for engaging in a relationship that has negatively affected the people I love, respect and care about the most.”
LA Tech athletics director Tommy McClelland said Friday the school began investigating whether Summitt had engaged in an “inappropriate relationship” as soon as it was aware of the allegations and Summitt resigned before the investigation was complete. But he provided no information about the alleged relationship.
Summitt was hired by Louisiana Tech in 2014 after two years as an assistant at Marquette. He was 30-31 overall in his two seasons there and was 19-17 in conference play.