WJU releases statement regarding dismissal of Sancomb

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UPDATE 5/10:

Wheeling Jesuit University has released an official statement in regard to the dismissal of men’s head basketball coach Danny Sancomb. Below is the statement:

Earlier this week, Wheeling Jesuit University contacted the Mountain East Conference and the NCAA to report that information had come to its attention indicating violations of NCAA and Conference rules in the University’s men’s basketball program. Such a self-report is an expectation of MEC and NCAA membership.

Moving forward, the University will work cooperatively with the NCAA and the Conference to fully investigate the circumstances of the violations and then to process the case in accordance with MEC and NCAA procedures. To safeguard the integrity of the investigation, the University will have no further comment until the matter is concluded.

Stay with 7News for updates on this story.


According to Fitzsimmons Law Firm, Danny Sancomb has released the following statement regarding his dismissal as the men’s head basketball coach at Wheeling Jesuit University:

“I want to thank all of my players, past and present, their families, our students and faculty. I have had a wonderful run at Wheeling Jesuit and enjoyed my experiences as a student athlete, coach and athletic director. I stayed at Wheeling Jesuit despite its financial difficulties and cutbacks because I love the school.

I want to be careful to not hurt Wheeling Jesuit because this is my alma mater and I love the school. My dissatisfaction is with this ridiculous decision. I assure you there are no bad facts. Instead, the University has used an alleged rule technicality to dismiss me.

I’m being careful with my words because I love Wheeling Jesuit, but some administrators are making bad decisions. I am obviously unhappy with those decision-makers, including the new President of the University. There is a place where the facts can be developed and persons responsible identified and I think that would be the most professional way to address this issue and cause the least amount of fallout to my alma matter.   


Danny Sancomb”


Danny Sancomb has been dismissed as the men’s head basketball coach at Wheeling Jesuit University. 
Wheeling Jesuit University Sports Information Director Chris Myers tells 7Sports that all scholarships will be honored. 

The search for a new head coach will begin soon.

This is a developing story, stay with 7News and wtrf.com for details. 

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