Rive announces resignation as head men's tennis coach
July 26, 2006
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The TCU Athletics Department has announced the resignation of head men's tennis coach Joey Rive.
"TCU has been conducting an investigation regarding excessive phone calls to international recruits in its men's tennis program," Rive said. "Although my intent was not to gain a recruiting advantage, I made a mistake with regard to the rule that permits just one call per week. I take full responsibility for my actions and deeply regret that I have negatively impacted both TCU and the men's tennis program. As a result, I felt it was in the best interest of TCU to step down as head coach."
"We are obviously very disappointed to report this situation," said TCU Athletics Director Danny Morrison. "Once the rule violations were discovered by our compliance staff, we commenced an internal investigation to determine the extent of the infractions, and then voluntarily reported them to the Mountain West Conference and the NCAA. Coach Rive has been cooperative throughout the entire process, and TCU will now be working cooperatively with the NCAA staff with respect to this ongoing matter. We are serious about following NCAA regulations to the letter."
A search for Rive's replacement will begin immediately. Rive served six
seasons as the Horned Frogs' coach.