The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger has published a critical account of the actions of Seton Hall's softball coach, Paige Smith, charging a pattern of verbally abusive and capricious behavior — namely, questioning student-athletes who prioritized school or family over athletics — as well as consistently indifferent or obstructive responses by the university administration.
Star-Ledger columnist Dave D'Alessandro has compiled a series of charges leveled against Smith by current and former players. While eye-opening, and in some cases stunningly insensitive, the allegations are, for now, just that — allegations — because Seton Hall has not permitted Smith to speak on her own behalf, and has only responded with carefully worded, vague statements about the matter.
Smith has coached at Seton Hall for just under a year. The allegations leveled by players and their parents include the following:
• When one player, who had pitched a total of three innings all season, asked to have off one weekendRead More »from Seton Hall softball coach accused of verbally abusive, insensitive behavior