Monday, November 09, 2009

Fresno State Settles With Former Assistant Track Coach

We blogged earlier this year about Ramona Pagel's case against Fresno State, in which she claimed that the athletic department failed to renew her contract and passed her over for promotion to head coach because she advocated for equal treatment for female athletes.

Last week, this litigation reportedly settled for $300,000. Fresno State admits no culpability but stated that it settled to avoid more lengthy and costly litigation. This statement refers, of course, to the five other lawsuits filed by former female coaches and employees of the athletic department, for which Fresno State has had to pay more than $16 million.