A Kentucky State basketball player’s season has been sidelined by injuries and now her coach is under investigation.
KYSU coach Terrance Slater has been placed on administrative leave after Wynter Webb’s parents claim that her injuries, suffered late last month, were at the hands of the coaching staff.
Webb’s parents say Slater used excessive force with a dummy pad, knocking her to the floor.
“She was injured at practice and it wasn’t by one of her teammates, it was by the coaching staff,” said Webb’s father, D.J. via Gwinnett Prep Sports. “She was injured in practice. It wasn’t in a game and she wasn’t injured by one of her peers.”
Webb, who also plays softball at the SIAC school, has neck and back injuries similar to whiplash according to reports. She also suffered a bruised arm during a practice layup drill.
“We are trusting in the school that they are going to do the right thing for her and the program,” Webb said.
Athletic Director Etienne Thomas said Slater had been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an investigation in a statement on the school’s website.
“Kentucky State University is committed to the safety and well-being of our students. We must have complete confidence in Kentucky State University employees to supervise our students responsively and that all students are treated with dignity and respect.”