Kean dismisses women's basketball coach

Kean dismisses women's basketball coach

Published Jan. 19, 2012 10:06 p.m. ET

Kean University removed the coach of the school's powerhouse women's basketball team on Thursday amid an NCAA probe into possible rules violations by the program.

The university in Union, N.J. said in a statement Thursday that Michele Sharp will be replaced as coach and reassigned to another job by Aathletic Director Chris Morgan ''in the best interests of student athletes and the university.''

University spokesman Matthew Caruso said university officials would not make any further comment.

A man who answered at Sharp's listing on Thursday said she was not available.