Ex Purdue hoops coach files dismissal grievance

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Lin Dunn has filed a formal grievance to learn why she was dismissed as Purdue’s women’s basketball coach after nine seasons.
Dunn began the grievance procedure in mid-April, a few weeks after her March dismissal. She would not say if she is seeking a financial settlement after earning $66,300 last season.
An administrative grievance committee will determine if Dunn’s case qualifies for a hearing.
Dunn had been negotiating a new multi-year contract with athletic director Morgan Burke and associate athletic director Joni Comstock, but those talks stalled late in the season.
“I’m trying to get more information that relates to the contract situation we were dealing with,” Dunn told the Lafayette Journal and Courier. “I’m trying to bring out the data that can give me some closure as to what took place. This is something I feel I needed to do.
“Once this is over, the big decision for me is whether to pursue it in the courts,” she said.
Burke was not available for comment.
Dunn compiled a 206-68 record at Purdue, including eight 20-win campaigns, three Big Ten Conference championships and one trip to the Final Four. Her tenure also included an NCAA investigation and the transfers of several players.
Dunn said she has applied for 12 other jobs with no success.
Purdue has replaced Dunn with Nell Fortner, a former assistant coach for Louisiana Tech and the U.S. National Team.