Report: Siena coach Jimmy Patsos investigated for allegedly verbally abusing student manager

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Siena head coach Jimmy Patsos is being investigated by the school after he allegedly taunted and verbally abused a student manager with a mental disorder.

According to a report from Rick Karlin of the Times-Union, members of the team have been interviewed by an outside attorney, and the school’s Title IX coordinator, after Patsos allegedly made remarks to the manager.

Patsos referred to the student as “the next Unabomber” and also teased him about medications and personal issues in front of others. The student manager is diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Siena confirmed the validity of the ongoing investigation to the Times Union.

Patsos has been at Siena for five seasons, as the Saints finished 8-24 this season. Guiding the team to two CIT appearances, Patsos has failed to make the postseason the past two years.