Walter McCarty was fired as Evansville’s head coach on Tuesday night.
The school officially announced the decision after additional reports of alleged misconduct. On administrative leave since Dec. 26, McCarty was under investigation for Title IX violations.
Bennie Seltzer will remain interim head coach.
“While the investigation of potential Title IX violations will continue under University policies, UE has decided that, based on the facts uncovered thus far, it is necessary to terminate Mr. McCarty’s employment immediately,” the release said.
“There is no place at UE for any behavior by any University employee or student that jeopardizes the safety and security of others,”
The statement also said McCarty received “warnings last year regarding inappropriate off-court behavior with members of the campus community.”
The 45-year-old McCarty was in his second season with the Purple Aces. After an 11-21 finish in the first season, Evansville had a promising 9-4 start. Evansville made national news when the beat No. 1 Kentucky at Rupp Arena earlier this season.