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22-Jul-2016 08:26

When Pokey Chatman resigned from her post as head coach of Louisiana State University’s women’s basketball team one week before her Lady Tigers, which were ranked 10th nationally, were set to enter the NCAA tournament, things didn’t look good for LSU—or Chatman.

Then it was reported the following week that she had been turned in by her assistant coach Carla Berry for “inappropriate sexual conduct” with a former player, and several things—including Berry’s timing and motivation—remained unclear.

By Friday, Chatman all but disappeared and has since had no communication with the media.

Initially LSU denied knowledge of any formal investigation and claimed that her resignation was her “preference.” Athletic director Skip Bertman said, “The girl [referring to 37-year-old Chatman] did what she did, and LSU had no control over that.” The university still maintains it isn’t aware of any lawsuit being brought against itself or Chatman.

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When Gunter stepped down in 2003 due to acute emphysema, Chatman was named acting head coach and took the Lady Tigers to the Final Four round of the 2004 NCAA tournament.

As permanent head coach, Chatman brought LSU back to the Final Four in her first two full seasons.

On Wednesday, March 7, after meeting with her players and announcing her resignation, Chatman issued a brief statement explaining that she would be leaving LSU after its last game to “pursue career opportunities.” The following day, however, the athletic department’s Web site quoted Chatman as saying: “My resignation yesterday has prompted speculation and rumors that far exceeded my expectations, and it is clear that my presence would be a great distraction during the NCAA Tournament.

I believe it is in the best interests of the team that I step away from my coaching duties immediately.

Chatman and Berry played together as undergraduates at LSU, had been on the coaching staff together for the past six years, and were said to be very close friends—Chatman is even said to have sought advice from Berry as late as the day after her resignation.

When Gunter stepped down in 2003 due to acute emphysema, Chatman was named acting head coach and took the Lady Tigers to the Final Four round of the 2004 NCAA tournament.As permanent head coach, Chatman brought LSU back to the Final Four in her first two full seasons.On Wednesday, March 7, after meeting with her players and announcing her resignation, Chatman issued a brief statement explaining that she would be leaving LSU after its last game to “pursue career opportunities.” The following day, however, the athletic department’s Web site quoted Chatman as saying: “My resignation yesterday has prompted speculation and rumors that far exceeded my expectations, and it is clear that my presence would be a great distraction during the NCAA Tournament.I believe it is in the best interests of the team that I step away from my coaching duties immediately.Chatman and Berry played together as undergraduates at LSU, had been on the coaching staff together for the past six years, and were said to be very close friends—Chatman is even said to have sought advice from Berry as late as the day after her resignation.Chatman, who has never discussed her sexuality publicly, played under legendary coach Sue Gunter from 1988 to 1991.