Idaho State ex-coach calls on NCAA

An NCAA investigation at Idaho State reportedly was prompted in

part by a letter written by a former interim men’s basketball coach

warning of a booster willing to pay quality players.

The Idaho State Journal reports that former interim coach Deane

Martin sent the letter on March 6 to athletic director Jeff Tingey

a day after Martin didn’t get picked as the full-time coach.

The newspaper reports Tingey responded by telling Martin the

letter contained potentially slanderous statements, and that Martin

then sent the letter to the NCAA.

The newspaper obtained the letter from a university


Martin, Tingey and the NCAA declined comment.