The University of Utah is still clearing its throat in the now month-old scandal of abusive swim coach Greg Winslow, and how complaints about him to athletic director Chris Hill got ignored.
“President David Pershing announced today that the independent review examining allegations made against the University of Utah’s swimming and diving program has commenced,” a university news release today said. “The members of the review team will report their findings directly to a subcommittee of the University’s Board of Trustees headed by Vice Chair Michele Mattsson.”
The trustees also “have retained an additional third-party expert to augment the independent review. John T. Nielsen, a former prosecutor and Utah commissioner of public safety, will join attorneys Michael Glazier and Alan Sullivan.”
The review “is proceeding expeditiously,” according to Utah.
Meanwhile, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is due to make a decision any day on the Arizona State University police recommendation of two felony charges of sexual abuse of a minor by Winslow when he was on the ASU staff and headed the campus-based youth club Sun Devil Aquatics. The accuser, who also later would swim for Winslow at Utah for one year, says the abuse started when she was 15.