Saturday, July 2, 2011

Former Track Coach Settles Discrimination Suit with Boise State

Posted By on Sat, Jul 2, 2011 at 11:56 AM

The former track coach who triggered an NCAA investigation into Boise State's atheltic department has reached a settlement with the university over her accusations of gender discrimination. The terms of the settlement with Amy Christoffersen, reached this past week, were not disclosed.

Christoffersen served as an assistant track coach from 1998 until 2007, when she was demoted to the position of insurance coordinator. In 2008, in emails to the NCAA, she alleged that the men's and women's track-and-field and cross-country teams had been involved in numerous violations. She also launched a civil lawsuit against Boise State, athletic director Gene Bleymaier and track-and-field coach Mike Maynard. Christoffersen had sought damages, back pay and her attorney fees. A subsequent investigation found numerous NCAA violations in five sports at Boise State, including track and field, tennis and football.

Christoffersen's claim against the university was settled through a court-appointed mediator. As part of the terms, each side is required to pay is own court costs and attorney's fees.

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