NCAA Decision Expected on Georgia Head Coach Jack Bauerle

Bauerle J and Kalisz C MNCAA SD 0705

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

INDIANAPOLIS – After nearly a year in limbo, Georgia head coach Jack Bauerle will hear the final decision regarding the NCAA investigation into his conduct last year.

The NCAA announced today that it will hold a 1 p.m. ET press conference tomorrow to discuss the Committee on Infractions decision regarding the Georgia Swimming and Diving program.

Fox Sports reporter Bruce Feldman first broke the news that a press conference was schedule via Twitter today.

While Bauerle did not comment directly on the investigation when reached by Swimming World, he did demonstrate desire for this process to come to a close.

Bauerle was initially suspended indefinitely by Georgia Athletics due to issues allegedly discovered during an academic review of his program.  The NCAA alleged a “Severe Breach of Conduct (Level 1) offense related to providing an extra benefit of an academic nature to a student.

It was later detailed that the NCAA alleged that Bauerle “made special arrangements with a professor to add a men’s swimming student-athlete to a course for the 2013 fall semester.” This allegedly took place on Dec. 10, 2013, with the student-athlete being unable to enter the class through regular means.

The NCAA further alleged that the student-athlete did not complete any coursework, but was provided a passing grade on Dec. 16, 2013. The allegation is that Bauerle made a special arrangement with the professor to allow for the missed coursework to be submitted during late Dec. or early Jan. 2014 for the course to be considered passed, having made a deal originally to have the course be considered an incomplete. The instructor, however is alleged to have “made a clerical error and provided the student-athlete with a passing grade for the course.”

The NCAA also alleged that Bauerle “carried out his plan…despite repeated instructions from athletics department personnel not to proceed in this manner.”

The allegations letter was heavily redacted regarding the identity of the swimmer, but it is believed to have been NCAA champion Chase Kalisz, who served a short suspension from the team to clean up some academic issue during the time period of these allegations.

1 comment

  1. avatar
    superfan

    great picture….hope Chase feels bad….but i doubt it!

    good luck Coach Bauerle….the sport misses you!