On Monday, Scott Norwood resigned as Arkansas-Little Rock's head baseball coach just 10 days after the university completed an investigation into allegations of physical and sexual harassment by former assistant coach Cole Gordon. The school's investigation found Gordon's allegations to be "without merit," according to Arkansas Online. However, despite his name being cleared, Norwood elected to move on to pursue other opportunities.
In wake of that news, Deadspin has obtained an audio recording that captures Norwood verbally abusing and insulting his players with a profanity laced tirade following a 1-0 win over Southeast Missouri State on Feb. 18. Apparently, Norwood was not satisfied with anything he'd seen despite the victory or his team's 4-0 record to that point.
The audio is NSFW, so we'll direct you to Deadspin if you wish to check it out.
You'll also hear what appears to be Norwood rearranging some furniture and banging some things around in the clubhouse during his tirade. According to Deadspin, that reportedly included garbage from a nearby park, with beer cans and used condoms among the items tossed around.
He sounds a like a pleasant guy, doesn't he?
But that's not all on Norwood. According to NewsOK, he was also right in the middle of a bench-clearing brawl with Central Arkansas back in April. At one point, he flops backward after chestbumping the other head coach, and then later he flops to the ground after an opposing player attempts to restrain him.
The second flop definitely would have drawn a red card in the World Cup.
It's also noted that none of his players were in a hurry to help him.
Norwood finishes his six year run at UALR with a respectable 148-178 record. Unfortunately for him, finding another gig just became mission impossible following these revelations. Before he types up that resume though, he may want to look in the mirror and figure out if coaching in a competitive environment is really the right career path for him.
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