UT Baseball on Two Years Probation - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/6/02

UT Baseball on Two Years Probation

On Wednesday, the NCAA placed the University of Texas national championship baseball team on two years of probation. The matter involves violations surrounding a former volunteer assistant coach who received illegal job benefits.

The NCAA determined that former assistant coach Richard "Trip" Couch took a job at a beer distributorship owned by a former university regent, but didn't do any work. Couch dedicated himself exclusively to baseball-related activities, especially recruiting.

NCAA rules bar volunteer coaches from being on an athletics department payroll or receiving special treatment in an outside job arranged by the department. NCAA accepted UT's self-imposed penalty to prohibit head coach Augie Garrido from recruiting off campus until next August.

The NCAA also reduced scholarships for the 2003 - 2004 school year by one and said that only one assistant coach will be permitted to recruit off campus through July 31st. Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds says he school stands by Garrido and that UT officials believed the violation to be "secondary" in nature, which would have brought a lesser penalty.

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