Evansville dismisses McCarty after Title IX investigation

Evansville Kentucky Basketball
Posted at 7:26 PM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 19:34:28-05

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE/LEX 18) — The University of Evansville announced on Tuesday the dismissal of Walter McCarty as head coach of the men’s basketball team, effective immediately.

McCarty, who was a member of Kentucky's 1996 national championship team, was placed on administrative leave on Dec. 26 as UE initiated an external investigation by a national law firm into reports of alleged sexual misconduct and violations of the university’s Title IX policy.

Since then, UE says they have received additional reports of alleged misconduct by McCarty.

UE says that whole the investigation of potential Title IX violations will continue under the university’s policies.

After his basketball career at Kentucky, McCarty was selected by the New York Knicks with the 19th pick of the 1996 NBA Draft. McCarty played ten seasons in the NBA with stints with the Knicks, Celtics, Suns and Clippers.

From 2007-10, McCarty was an assistant under Rick Pitino at the University of Louisville.

McCarty joined Evansville in 2018 after five seasons on the staff of the Boston Celtics. One of the highlights of his short stint with the Aces came early in the 2019-20 season when UE went into Rupp Arena and upset No. 1 Kentucky, 67-64.

Bennie Seltzer will continue to serve as interim Head Coach of UE until a new head coach is appointed. Since McCarty has been placed on administrative leave, the Aces have lost all six of their games by an average of 17 points.