NCAA reprimands two coaches
Baylor, Louisville coaches violated tournament policy in 2011
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee has publicly reprimanded Baylor coach Kim Mulkey and Louisville coach Jeff Walz for comments and actions during the 2011 championship tournament.
The NCAA said Wednesday that both coaches violated tournament policy. It said Mulkey made disparaging comments about the bracket decisions, and Walz used profane and abusive language toward game officials as well as kicking the scorer’s table during a loss to Gonzaga.
Mulkey expressed displeasure after her top-seeded team was put in the same bracket with Texas A&M, a Big 12 foe it had faced three times already last season. The Aggies beat Baylor on their way to the national title.
Besides the reprimand, the NCAA said it has withheld an undisclosed championship per diem allowance for both coaches.