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REPORT: USF is Investigating Men’s Basketball Associate Head Coach Tom Herrion for Multiple Racially Charged Comments. Head Coach Brian Gregory Also Under Investigation for Not Disciplining or Reporting the Incidents

Five players have entered the transfer portal this week.

NCAA Basketball: South Florida at Memphis Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

According to Draft King’s [and The Daily Stampede founder] Collin Sherwin, the University of South Florida is investigating USF men’s basketball associate head coach Tom Herrion for making multiple racially charged comments. The school is also investigating head coach Brian Gregory for failing to discipline Herrion or report the incidents to USF Athletics.

USF’s official statement: “We are aware of troubling concerns that have been reported involving a member of our men’s basketball coaching staff. We take these matters very seriously. An independent review is ongoing and the involved staff member has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of that review. We will have no further comment until that process is complete.”

This comes on the heels of five players—David Collins, Justin Brown, Madut Akec, Xavier Castaneda, and Rashun Williams—deciding to enter the transfer portal this week.

Herrion has been at USF since 2017, and was promoted to associate head coach last August. He was also an assistant at Georgia Tech under Gregory from 2014-2016.

The Twitter account @CoachingChanges alluded to this incident yesterday afternoon.

Gregory had been offered an extension last year, but he did not sign it. He has two years remaining on his original six-year deal. He’s 57-66 in his USF career. Gregory has a 23-46 record in conference play.

We will update the story as more information is presented.