> Former UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie wins school arbitration lawsuit, due more than $11 million. NCAA

Former UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie wins school arbitration lawsuit, due more than $11 million.

Former UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie wins school arbitration lawsuit, due more than $11 million.

Jan 21
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Kevin Ollie won his arbitration case against the University of Connecticut Thursday, according to a source on the The Athletic newspaper.

Attorney Jacques Parenteau called arbitrator Mark Irvings’ ruling a “total vindication” of Ollie, who was fired in March 2018 after the school reported numerous NCAA violations in his program.

In 2019, the NCAA suspended UConn for two years and Ollie was individually fined for violations according to the NCAA between 2013 and 2018.

Irvings decided that UConn would have to pay Ollie $11,157,032.95 over the next 10 business days, said Parenteau.

Ollie, who led the Huskies to a 127-79 record and 2014 national championship in six seasons as head coach, issued a statement thanking his team and the union who helped win his case.

The school did not immediately respond to an inquiry for comment.

Parenteau and William Madsen had argued that UConn fell short of its burden under an agreement between the academic organization and the American Association of University Professors, of which Ollie is a member.

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