Siena College Investigating Allegations Against Jimmy Patsos
Late Wednesday night, details surfaced regarding a current Siena College investigation into the alleged behavior of men's basketball head coach Jimmy Patsos. The Times Union was the first to report the school's inquiry into assertions that Patsos verbally abused a team student manager who has been diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder. That student, a sophomore at Siena, filed a complaint with the school's president in February.
That complaint alleges that Patsos called the student "the next Unabomber" and "insane." In response to the ongoing investigation, Siena released the following statement:
"Information surfaced during our end-of-season review of the men's basketball program that requires deeper examination. This process demands time and must be conducted in confidence. We have an obligation to protect the rights of all involved and we have a responsibility to ensure our programs are held to the highest standards."
Several members of the team have been interviewed by an attorney independent from but retained by Siena College. Patsos just finished his fifth season at Siena where he has a 77-92 record, but the team is coming off an 8-24 year with a first round exit in the MAAC Tournament.