Ex-Purdue coach resolves grievance

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Lin Dunn, who filed a grievance with Purdue after she was fired as women’s basketball coach last year, has resolved all disagreements with the university.
Terms of Tuesday’s settlement were not disclosed.
Dunn, now coaching the Portland Power of the fledgling women’s American Basketball League, compiled a 206-68 record in nine seasons at Purdue and coached the Boilermakers to the 1994 NCAA Final Four and three Big Ten titles.
In 1995, however, the women’s basketball program was cited by the NCAA for a series of secondary recruiting infractions, and Dunn and former assistant coach MaChelle Joseph were reprimanded.
“When we decided not to renew the coach’s contract, one of our objectives was to allow her to leave Purdue in a strong position to pursue other coaching opportunities,” Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke said Tuesday.
“Unfortunately, some segments of the public and the marketplace interpreted the decision in a negative way. … It was never our intention to suggest or imply that coach Dunn had conducted herself unlawfully or unethically. I am pleased that the record has been put straight and that she has made a fresh start in the American Basketball League.”