Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Former UIS coach Gilmore hopes to coach again

A former University of Illinois Springfield women’s softball coach who was forced to resign in 2009 after allegations of improper behavior involving student athletes says he would like to coach again.

“I would love to coach one day again,” said Roy Gilmore, former assistant women’s softball coach who was also the university’s women’s basketball coach. “Is it possible? Who knows? ... I am not actively pursuing a coaching position. But I would love to do it again.”

Gilmore and head women’s softball coach Joseph Fisher resigned after an incident in Florida involving players. According to a heavily redacted letter to university officials, the incident involved alleged sexual assault and battery, and the university six months later paid $200,000 to one of the players to settle any claims.

Gilmore's comments were featured in a January 17, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

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