BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Former UVM women's basketball coach will receive a $142,800 severance package from the school after resigning amid allegations of questionable verbal interactions with players.
Back on April 26th, Day resigned his post, saying he was leaving to pursue a job as an associate head coach back in his hometown of Philadelphia. On Monday, Day was formally hired by La Salle University.
Channel 3 Sports filed an official records request with the University of Vermont on April 27th to see what we could find out about the review the school conducted in regards to Day's verbal interactions with players. On Monday, we received a formal response from UVM with four key bullet points:
-first that the review was not completed either prior to or following Day's departure, and that therefore there is no report nor will there be one on the investigation.
-The second is that the investigation was conducted by independent attorneys and that any records they may have are protected by attorney client privilege.
-Third is that since the review was "relating to an individual, including information in any files maintained to hire, evaluate, promote, or discipline any employee of a public agency, any records would be exempt from production.
-And finally that any records relating to information given by student athletes are also exempt as outlined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 or Ferpa.
According to the Burlington Free Press, the University will make severance payments to Day totaling $142,800 over the next year, equal to one year's pay.