Two former Tech players allege Joseph was abusive
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to the AJC.com, Niesha Butler and Mallorie Winn allege that former Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets women’s basketball coach MaChelle Joseph was abusive. The former coach was fired following an investigation that alleged she was abusive to her current players.
Butler alleges that Joseph was physically and emotionally abusive. In addition, she alleges that Joseph also sexually harassed her, according to the AJC.com story.
In addition, Winn posted on Facebook that her former coach was “manipulative, vindictive, and emotionally turbulent.”
These allegations — along with the independent review — go against Joseph’s comments. Team members came forward and reported Joseph’s actions to the Athletic Department.
Not a single player of the 13 players reportedly have any trust in Joseph, according to the review.
The former coach claims that she was intense. However, she alleges she wasn’t abusive to the players.
She also claims that “the investigation was retaliation for raising concerns about unequal treatment for her team compared to the Tech men’s team.” Tyaunna Marshall, a former player, has claimed support for Joseph.
Plus, Irene Gari has also claimed support for Joseph.
Butler alleges that Joseph invaded her personal space. In addition, she alleges Joseph “touched me in a very inappropriate way on my outer thigh and my butt.”
After allegedly rejecting Joseph, Butler allegedly was told by the former coach that she would not play for the team again.
Butler also alleges that Joseph “pushed and shoved players during practice and was verbally abusive to team members.”