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BOB KNIGHTInvolved in numerous behavioral incidents, but eventually (Credit: AP)

BOB KNIGHT
Involved in numerous behavioral incidents, but eventually fired as Indiana basketball coach in September, 2000 after refusing to resign over an incident in which he grabbed a student by the arm.

Disgraced college coaches

High profile college coaches who were dismissed from their jobs in disgrace or as part of a scandal.

DAVE BLISSResigned as Baylor basketball coach in August,
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DAVE BLISS
Resigned as Baylor basketball coach in August, 2003, amid investigation into murder of one of his players by a teammate. Probe found Bliss made improper tuition payments for players, hid results of drug tests and asked players and staff to lie to investigators.

BOBBY COLLINSResigned in late 1986 amid NCAA investigation

BOBBY COLLINS
Resigned in late 1986 amid NCAA investigation of SMU football that resulted in “death penalty” for the program. He had denied knowledge of illegal cash payments to players, but it emerged later that he was aware of the situation.

JIM HARRICKAfter leading UCLA to 1995 NCAA basketball
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JIM HARRICK
After leading UCLA to 1995 NCAA basketball championship, was fired in 1996 for lying about recruiting violations and filing false expense account.

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CLEM HASKINSForced to resign as University of Minnesota
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CLEM HASKINS
Forced to resign as University of Minnesota basketball coach in light of academic fraud scandal that broke just prior to the start of the 1999 NCAA tournament.

WOODY HAYESIconic Ohio State football coach fired the
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WOODY HAYES
Iconic Ohio State football coach fired the morning after the 1978 Gator Bowl when he punched out a Clemson player.

BOB KNIGHTInvolved in numerous behavioral incidents, but eventually
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BOB KNIGHT
Involved in numerous behavioral incidents, but eventually fired as Indiana basketball coach in September, 2000 after refusing to resign over an incident in which he grabbed a student by the arm.

FRANK KUSHKush (left) was fired as Arizona State
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FRANK KUSH
Kush (left) was fired as Arizona State football coach in October, 1979 for allegedly pressuring players and coaches to lie about charges he punched a player.

BRUCE PEARLTennessee basketball coach fired last March for
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BRUCE PEARL
Tennessee basketball coach fired last March for lying to NCAA investigators looking into possible recruiting violations.

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KELVIN SAMPSONResigned as Indiana basketball coach in February,
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KELVIN SAMPSON
Resigned as Indiana basketball coach in February, 2008 over recruiting scandal and NCAA violations involving illegal telephone calls.

BARRY SWITZEROklahoma head coach resigned in June, 1989
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BARRY SWITZER
Oklahoma head coach resigned in June, 1989 after football program was put on NCAA probation after criminal charges against several players involving guns, drugs and sexual assault.

EDDIE SUTTONBasketball coach fired by University of Kentucky
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EDDIE SUTTON
Basketball coach fired by University of Kentucky in 1989 over a recruiting scandal, resigned in February, 2006 as Oklahoma State coach over his arrest on DUI charge in which he admitted mixing painkillers and alcohol.

JERRY TARKANIANUNLV basketball coach forced to resign in
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JERRY TARKANIAN
UNLV basketball coach forced to resign in March 1992 when it was found that some of his players were associating with a known gambler even after the university had told the coach to keep his players away from the person.

JIM TRESSELOhio State football coach resigned amid charges
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JIM TRESSEL
Ohio State football coach resigned amid charges he lied to NCAA and then covered up violations involving his players in a tattoo-parlor scandal.

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