Maryland Parts Ways With Court After Troubling Report
College Park, MD (AP) – Maryland has parted ways with its strength and conditioning coach and “mistakes were made” in the treatment of offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who collapsed on the practice field and subsequently died.
Following Tuesday’s news conference, Maryland announced that Rick Court had resigned.
Athletic director Damon Evans and university President Wallace Loh met with the parents of 19-year-old McNair Tuesday morning. McNair collapsed on the field on May 29 after a team workout and died June 13.
Court had previously been placed on administrative leave. Head coach DJ Durkin is also on administrative leave, but a decision on his future is not immediately forthcoming.
“We have hired an external review team to take a look at this, but as additional information comes forward, we will do what’s appropriate,” Evans said.