Winona State investigating complaint against ex-coach Leaf
WINONA, Minn. (AP) Winona State University officials are investigating a complaint lodged against former men’s basketball coach Mike Leaf.
The university released a statement Friday noting Leaf, 54, was placed on administrative leave June 22, the day after the university received a complaint about Leaf. Leaf was still on leave when he notified the university June 26 he would be resigning effective June 30.
The Winona Daily News reported the complaint was lodged by one of Leaf’s players.
The university said it was limited by the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act on what information it could release.
Leaf declined to comment to the newspaper. The Associated Press couldn’t locate Leaf’s phone number Saturday.
Leaf was with the program for 28 years, and during his 17-year tenure as head coach, the Winona native led the school to 382 wins and two Division II national championships. The school hired Todd Eisner as coach this month.
School President Scott Olson told the newspaper there was no timeline for the university to complete its investigation.