Reason for SDSU coach’s termination revealed

Reason for SDSU coach’s termination revealed

SAN DIEGO – Former San Diego State University women’s basketball coach Beth Burns said the school forced her to retire and she plans to challenge the termination.

Burns’ attorney Ed Chapin told Fox5 Tuesday that SDSU forced Burns to retire solely because of one piece of video that shows her slapping an assistant coach during a game last season.

The video shows her slap once downward onto a clipboard held by the assistant. A second slap lands on the shoulder of the assistant.  Both actions happened during the heat of a game while Burns appeared to be looking onto the court and not at the assistant.

The Aztecs announced Burns had retired in April, without saying why. This was after she had led the the team to a school-record 27 wins in her 16th season as head coach.

Chapin said Burns is in the process of disputing the termination, but…

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