The University of Central Florida was hit again with sanctions from the NCAA and those sanctions helped cause the resignation of the school’s athletic director and an assistant football coach.
Athletic Director Keith Tribble, a former Gator offensive lineman, and assistant coach David Kelly both resigned after the NCAA cited UCF for unethical conduct for alleged violations of NCAA rules in the school’s football and basketball programs. The basketball team is coached by former Gator assistant Donnie Jones.
To make matters worse for UCF, the school is already on probation from the NCAA for previous violations.
In this latest round of alleged violations, the school suspended Jones for three games and given a letter of reprimand. And in football, the NCAA alleged that Tribble, Kelly and others in the athletic department had improper dealings with agent runners and that current athletes and potential recruits received inducements, cash payments and/or gifts.
UCF has 90 days to respond to the allegations made by the NCAA after the school received a letter outlining the alleged infractions three days ago.
UCF football coach George O’Leary was not cited for any wrongdoing by the NCAA.