Prairie View Texas A&M University Head Coach Dawn Brown Has Been Terminated From The Woman’s Basketball Team.
(Prairie View, Texas) – The fall out from the termination of Dawn Brown continues on Monday, the final day Brown can file an appeal for her firing.
Dawn Brown, head coach for the Prairie View A&M women’s basketball team “Lady Panthers” will not be returning in 2016, as announced by the university last week. Brown was named head coach in 2014, becoming the fifth head coach. She led the team to become an NCAA Division I member.
According to the University, Brown was terminated for enforcing a rule that allegedly violates Title IX, which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation at Universities receiving federal financial assistance.
Brown suspended two female members of the team during the season for dating each other. Brown maintains the players violated team rules which A&M had approved.
But the two former players filed a complaint saying they were being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation.
Prairie View A&M athletics director Ashley Robinson declined comment through a school spokesperson.