A football coach raises money to help a struggling student improve his academics. The NCAA isn't going to stand for it!
Mike Davis, a former assistant track coach at Lynnwood High, alleges that [University of Washington assistant coach Tosh] Lupoi gave him $4,500 in cash this year to help pay for private tutoring and online classes to help boost the academic standing of a star Lynnwood recruit.
That recruit, Andrew Basham, had signed a letter of intent with UW in February but never qualified to enroll at UW.
Basham’s mother, Cindy Powers, denied any wrongdoing in a text message to The Seattle Times on Thursday evening.
“We paid for Andrew’s tutoring with our credit card and it had nothing to do with Tosh,” she said.We're sorry to hear the denial, as it strikes us--and most normal people?--that helping a kid to do better in school is admirable. Also, that any organization that objects to it--for its own selfish (monopolistic) reasons--is reprehensible.