Syracuse launches external investigation into basketball coach Quentin Hillsman

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Syracuse has announced that they’re launching an investigation into women’s basketball coach Quentin Hillsman. 

The school announced the external investigation on Tuesday, following a report by The Athletic that detailed a pattern of inappropriate behavior by Hillsman leading to a mass exodus of players. 

The past offseason has seen 11 players transfer from the school. Since 2018, the program has seen 20 players transfer out — the most among any Power Five women’s team that hasn’t experienced a coaching change. 

The university responded to the report Tuesday morning, issuing a statement to Post Standard, calling the allegations “troubling.”

“While no formal complaints have been made to date from members of the women’s basketball program, we take these allegations very seriously,” the statement said. “We ask any individual who has knowledge of or has experienced this kind of conduct to come forward. Syracuse University remains focused on the well-being and success of our student-athletes.”

Hillman has been the head coach at Syracuse since 2006, with his current contract running through 2024.