Marquette Dismisses Assistant Coach
Marquette coach Buzz Williams has announced the dismissal of assistant Scott Monarch, and Williams will serve a one-game suspension as part of the school’s self-imposed sanctions for recruiting rules violations reported to the NCAA.
The school says Monarch gave team-issued apparel and provided transportation to an unnamed recruit, then was “found to have been untruthful with department administrators on multiple occasions” after the violations were discovered.
“When I was allowed to review the report earlier this week, I was deeply saddened to learn of an error in judgment of one of my assistants and closest friends,” Williams said in a statement. “I take personal responsibility for what happens in this program and realize we must be role models to both our team and the entire University. Our commitment has always been and will always be to operate this program at the highest level of integrity in the Marquette and Jesuit tradition.”