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SC State terminates men's basketball coach

March 29, 2007

The Associated Press has reported that South Carolina State has fired head men's basketball coach Jamal Brown for violating "the university's obligations under Title IX.

Jamal Brown

Title IX is a 37-word law enacted on June 23, 1972 that states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

In a statement released by the school, Brown is said to have "violated several provisions of his employment agreement with the university to include failure to fully cooperate with the university's investigation into the Title IX issues."

Brown served one year as head men's basketball coach going 13-17 overall and closing out the season with a two-point loss to Morgan State in the MEAC Tournament.

During the season, Brown missed coaching in three games for what he termed "family issues." (BCSP). But he returned to the bench to finish out the season.

During his absence, assistant coach Ray Martin took over.

Martin has been named interim coach now that Brown, who was the third youngest coach in Division I basketball, has departed permanently.


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