ULM AD Resigns; Men’s Basketball Hit with Sanctions
It's been a busy couple of days up in Ouachita Parish.
The ULM men's basketball program has been hit with two years probation by the NCAA for academic violations by a former assistant coach. The violation was not considered to be severe but the NCAA hit the school with two years probation and a public reprimand and censure as well as a financial penalty.
Then, earlier today, ULM Athletic Director Nick Floyd announced his resignation.
Floyd had been on the job a little over a year. He cited health reasons as the determining factor in his resignation, according to Adam Hunsucker of the Monroe News-Star. During his brief tenure, Floyd, who had previous stops at Southern Miss and East Carolina, upgrades to the track and field stadium and training room were accomplished.
But Floyd was roundly criticized by Hunsucker for his failure to showcase the accomplishments as well as talk about ULM's future at a recent gathering. Hunsucker called Floyd's failure to address the boosters in attendance as a "wasted opportunity."
Chief Administrative Officer Scott McDonald will assume Floyd's role.