Syracuse Orange women's basketball coach Quentin Hillsman resigns amid investigation

Quentin Hillsman, Syracuse women's basketball coach, has resigned following an investigation by the university into allegations of bullying, threats and inappropriate behavior."Coach Hillsman, I and the University agreed that it was in the best interests of our student-athletes, the program, and the university. We wish him and his loved ones all the best. Athletic director John Wildhack stated in a statement that interim leadership for the Women's Basketball Program would be announced in the next few days."As previously stated, the University hired an outside law firm to review the program. The review is ongoing and the Department of Athletics will address any issues identified after the review concludes."The Athletic first reported on the allegations involving Hillsman. He was the program's career-leader in wins after 11 players, including Kiara Lewis, and ACC rookie of the year Kamilla Cardoso, opted to transfer.Former players and staff members of Hillsman's team told The Athletic that his threats included explicit language. He also flipped over a table during halftime of a 2019-20 game and said to the players: "I don’t care a f---about you."Hillsman was also accused of unwanted touching, kissing the forehead, and refusing to give water to players after practice. Hillsman also hired a female staff member who was previously accused of sexual harassment.Hillsman, 50, was the Orange's national champion in 2016. He had a record of 319-169 at Syracuse, nine NCAA tournament appearances, and was hired in 2006. His contract was to continue through 2024.