The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions (“COI” or “Committee”) is an independent administrative body of the NCAA comprised of individuals from the Division I membership and the public. COI accepted the Negotiated Resolution of the case involving the University of Maryland (“Maryland”).
The Committee concluded Maryland committed the following violations of NCAA rules:
Violations of NCAA Division I Manual Bylaws 126.96.36.199-(a), 11.7.3 and 11.7.6 (2016-17 and 2017-18)(Level II)
The institution, the former director of player personnel and the enforcement staff agree that between July 2017 and February 2018, the former director of player personnel engaged in impermissible coaching activities as a noncoaching staff member, causing the men’s basketball program to exceed the permissible number of countable coaches. Specifically, between July and October 2017, the former director of player personnel met individually with the student-athlete on approximately 10 occasions for 30 to 35 minutes each and coached him on his shooting form. Additionally, between November 2017 and February 2018, the former director of player personnel delivered oral scouting reports to the entire men’s basketball team on approximately eight occasions at the direction of the head men’s basketball coach.
Violations of NCAA Division I Manual Bylaws 188.8.131.52 (2014-15 and 2015-16), 13.7.3 (2014-15 through 2017-18), 184.108.40.206 (2016-17) and 220.127.116.11 (2017-18) (Level II)
The institution and enforcement staff agree that between May 2015 and April 2018, the women’s basketball coaching staff utilized impermissible recruiting aids in the program’s recruiting efforts. Specifically:
Aggravating and Mitigating Factors in accordance with NCAA Bylaws 19.9.3 and 19.9.4.
Aggravating Factors for the Institution
19.9.3-(b): A history of Level I, Level II or major violations.
19.9.3-(g): Multiple Level II violations.
Mitigating Factors for the Institution
19.9.4-(b): Prompt acknowledgement of the violation(s), acceptance of responsibility and imposition of meaningful corrective measures and/or penalties.
19.9.4-(d): An established history of self-reporting Level III or secondary violations.
Aggravating Factors for the Former Director of Player Personnel
19.9.3-(m): Intentional, willful or blatant disregard for the NCAA constitution and bylaws.
Mitigating Factors for the Former Director of Player Personnel
19.9.4-(h): The absence of prior conclusions of Level I, Level II or major violations.
The Committee penalized Maryland as follows: