Georgetown women’s basketball Coach Keith Brown resigned Thursday, eight days after university officials placed him on administrative leave following complaints of unprofessional conduct and inappropriate language that were lodged by some of his players.
Brown’s resignation, submitted to and accepted by Athletic Director Lee Reed on Thursday, is effective immediately.
“We expect the highest standards of behavior and professionalism from all members of our university,” Stacy Kerr, Georgetown’s assistant vice president of communications, said in a statement. “Actions inconsistent with our values have no place in our community.”
Reed, who hired Brown only to accept his resignation 17 months later, was not made available to comment despite requests left at his office, with Georgetown’s sports information department and with Kerr.
The Hoyas, who have begun practicing for the 2013-14 season and are scheduled to open the season Nov. 8 against Richmond, are being led by assistant coaches in the wake of Brown’s resignation, according to the university’s statement. It is unclear which assistant is serving as the primary interim coach or what Georgetown’s timetable is for naming a successor to Brown.