Texas Tech fired women's basketball head coach Marlene Stollings on Thursday after multiple former players claimed she created a toxic culture and was straight-up "evil and manipulative."
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More than 10 ex-Red Raiders made the allegations in a USA TODAY report this week ... with some saying Stollings was so abusive, they described some of her acts as "torture."

Several of the women claim Stollings (who took the head coaching job in 2018) and her staff berated them constantly, calling players things like "trash," "disgusting" and "fat pig."

Other former players say Stollings forced them to play through injuries ... and even developed a heart rate monitoring system for games in which players were punished if they dipped below a certain level for just a few minutes.

Things were allegedly so bad, 12 of 21 players had left the program over the past 2 years -- including 7 recruited under Stollings.

One ex-Red Raider, Emma Merriweather, says during a meeting with Stollings' strength and conditioning coach ... she was forced to step on a scale and then berated over her weight.
One of Stollings' assistant coaches, Nikita Lowry Dawkins, has also been fired on Friday.
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Just let the players coach the team.
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I was in the military, combat arms. I was pushed hard, verbally abused, had my feelings hurt. It made me a stronger, more determined, successful man. I'm forever grateful.
Reply2 months
In Coach Karen’s defense the post players were a little fat
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Did anyone actually read about this? Keeping your heart rate at 90% capacity or losing playing time is not just hard coaching. That’s insane. The players had a legit beef with this bitch. It wasn’t just “hurt feelings,” idiots.
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So you automatically believe everything the players say? You don't think they are even being a little self-serving here? I don't see how you can call it legit without knowing if they are telling the truth. Kids never lie, right?
2 months
God forbid someone's feelings got hurt. I guess 12 bitches lining up for psychiatrist appointments.
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>> Several of the women claim Stollings (who took the head coaching job in 2018) and her staff berated them constantly, calling players things like "trash," "disgusting" and "fat pig." Only Rosie O’Donnell
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If she had an 80% winning record and went far in the tourney, instead of a record in the upper 50’s, TTU would not have fired her.
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That's not true. See Leach, Mike
2 months
These weak young folks wouldn't have lasted one practice with my high school football or basketball coaches back in the 90's. We got called Phags, pussies, you name it. We thought it was hilarious.
Reply2 months
Softer than baby shit
Reply2 months
All allegations, no proof necessary to lose your job these days. Get mad, don't like the coach or your boss, just complain and use a few key words and presto, that person is gone.
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IWNHI
Reply2 months
What a meanie butt
Reply2 months
This is the new normal with these SJW kids and employees. If you are hard on them, it is toxic.
Reply2 months
Bulls being bulls
Reply2 months
This chick coach has been reading Junction Boys. She’s a throwback. I like it.
Reply2 months
well were they fat, or not?
Reply2 months
This. It’s an athletic scholarship at a major conference school. You deserve to be berated if you are overweight to play at your most effective weight.
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