Tuesday, May 08, 2018 12:55 pm
Investigation finds no credible abuse by coaches
MATTHEW LEBLANC | The Journal Gazette
Allegations of physical and verbal abuse by hockey coaches at Indiana Tech were not credible, an investigation conducted by the college found.
Brian Engelhart, a spokesman for Indiana Tech, announced the results of the investigation Tuesday. He said 27 players – including at least four who made the allegations – were interviewed by the college's human resources department.
"The investigation did not find credible information that substantiated the allegations," Engelhart said in an email. "All of the coaches who were put on paid administrative leave during the investigation have been reinstated. Indiana Tech continues to have confidence in its men's hockey coaching staff and remains committed to supporting student-athletes in every aspect of their university experience."
Several players told The Journal Gazette in April they were routinely threatened with being kicked off the team by coach Frank DiCristofaro Jr. and his father, Frank DiCristofaro Sr., during the 2017-18 season. Four players said DiCristofaro Sr. bullied and punched members of the team.
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