Name redacted

Athletic department employee/Coach

Two complainants, both members of a UC Merced athletic team, alleged that a member of the athletic staff slapped their inner thighs. The reports indicate that the respondent said the incident “might have occurred” and acknowledged that slapping athletes’ inner thighs was a practice he “had been doing … for twenty years.” The respondent offered various rationalizations for his actions such as “loosening up an athlete,” interacting with athletes or “checking to see if their muscles were sore,” according to the report’s findings.

Campus: Merced

Complaint date: Oct. 11, 2016