Former Towson Coach Maureen Mead Gets 3 Years Probation in Peeping Tom Plea Deal

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Former Towson University head diving coach Maureen Mead drew three years of probation after a peeping tom plea deal was made today according to WJZ in Baltimore.

During her final court hearing, Mead “tearfully apologized to the team” after admitting that she set up a cell phone to record the conversations of diving members following practices.

According to WJZ, the “seven women in the locker room at the time of the filming spoke in the courtroom of betrayed trust.”

News first broke about an investigation into locker room videotaping at Towson back in October of last year.

A month later, with very little information on the investigation coming from Towson University to the swimming and diving team with Maureen’s head coach husband Pat Mead still in charge of the squad, the team broke news via Swimming World that it planned to boycott the Pittsburgh dual meet that weekend.

With the added pressure of a public boycott along with student newspaper Torchlight filing a Freedom of Information Act request with the university, news broke that both Maureen Mead and assistant coach Adrienne Phillips were on administrative leave pending the end of the investigation.

The next day, with more public pressure mounting, Towson announced that it would name first-year assistant coach Jake Shrum as the Acting Head Coach, while the athletics department also hired Tim Perkins to temporarily replace Maureen as the diving coach.

A week later, Maureen was indicted with a felony in connection with the video recording and was let go by the university. Those charges where: on one count of “interception of communication,” one count of “peeping tom,” and one count of “altering physical evidence” related to a crime.

In December, Pat resigned from his position as head coach according to WJZ.

The Meads will still be hearing from USA Swimming regarding their chances of seeing another pool deck in their future.

Full WJZ Article

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Author: Jason Marsteller

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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