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Ohio State associate head women’s basketball coach resigns amidst NCAA investigation

Patrick Klein resigns after eight seasons with the Buckeyes.

Patrick Klein at 2019 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament
Ohio State Athletics

It was announced on Friday that Ohio State women’s basketball’s associate head coach Patrick Klein had resigned his position with the program while the university investigated potential NCAA violations.

A statement released by the athletic department said:

Ohio State is investigating allegations of violations of NCAA rules and university policy within the women’s basketball program. The university has notified the NCAA. On Friday, July 26, Klein was placed on administrative leave while the university investigates. Ohio State is working diligently to conclude its review of this matter.

In a separate letter from Klein, he said, “Over the course of the past two weeks it has come to my attention that some of my actions as a coach have not adhered strictly to NCAA rules. I’ve also been made aware that in some instances, my communications with some student-athletes may have been too informal or in some cases even inappropriate, violating university policy. I apologize for these mistakes and realize that I should have used better judgment.”

Klein, an OSU alum, has been on the Buckeye staff for the past eight years, and was elevated to the associate head coach before the 2016-17 season. Before joining the Buckeyes, Klein was an assistant coach at Illinois from 200.