Coach accused in admissions scheme resigns from URI job

PROVIDENCE (AP) — The University of Rhode Island says its tennis coach implicated in a college admissions scheme has resigned.

The university said in a statement Saturday that Gordon Ernst notified the university Friday that he's stepping down.

Court documents allege that while Ernst coached at Georgetown University, he was paid more than $2.7 million and designated at least 12 applicants as recruits, facilitating their admission to Georgetown.

Ernst was hired in Rhode Island in August. He was placed on administrative leave when he was swept up in the nationwide admissions scheme.

Coaches are accused of taking bribes and prominent parents are accused of angling to get their children into top schools by portraying them as recruited athletes.

URI has said that its athletic director contacted Georgetown before hiring Ernst and received a positive recommendation.

 

READER COMMENTS

Loading comments...
Hide Comments

Stories that may interest you

Mass. commuters: We've had enough

A survey finds many Massachusetts commuters are so fed up with traffic congestion and transit delays that they're thinking about changing jobs or even moving out of the region


Police had body cameras off in shooting that injured woman in New Haven

Authorities say two officers involved in a shooting that injured a woman in New Haven last week had not turned on their body cameras before the shooting


Connecticut teen shot by police during traffic stop dies

An 18-year-old Connecticut man shot by police after allegedly driving toward an officer during an attempted traffic stop has died


Rhode Island sportsbooks had their best month yet in March

Rhode Island sportsbooks had their best month yet in March, thanks to bets from college basketball fans

TRENDING

PODCASTS