SIU Athletics clears Swimming Coach Geoff Hanson of wrongdoing

By Ryan Scott, Sports Editor

Southern Illinois University Athletics’ investigation into abuse allegations made against Head Swimming Coach Geoff Hanson cleared him of wrongdoing, according to a Nov. 17 statement from the school.

“The University’s Title IX office completed a thorough investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior by Coach Hanson and determined them to be unsubstantiated,” said  Matt Kupec, interim director of athletics.

SIU had opened the investigation into Hanson in September, around the same time that then Athletic Director Liz Jarnigan was fired. Shortly after, The Daily Egyptian published an article that detailed abuse allegations from former members of the women’s swim & dive team.


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