Texas Tech has ‘disturbing pattern’ after losing third women’s coach in under two years

For the third time in less than two years, the head coach of a women’s sport at Texas Tech has left the school under the cloud of an investigation and allegations of mistreatment of athletes.

The school, which was involved in conducting each of the investigations, announced in June the resignation of Todd Petty, the winningest coach in the history of the women’s tennis program. His departure follows that of women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings, associate head coach Nikita Lowry Dawkins, strength and conditioning coach Ralph Petrella and softball coach Adrian Gregory.