USF athletic director Scott Sidwell shed some light on the sudden departure of point guard Cody Doolin from the men’s basketball team.
Sidwell told the San Francisco Chronicle Wednesday that Doolin was on the wrong end of an altercation with an unnamed teammate at practice on Nov. 19.
“Tempers flared, it went too far and, unfortunately, there was an altercation that ensued,” Sidwell told the Chronicle. “And at the end of the day, we want to make sure that our student athletes know and our coaches know that’s not acceptable. We’re going to take corrective measures to make sure that this never happens again.”
Doolin had started all 103 career games for the Dons before he left the team Friday before the team played at Montana, returning to his family home in Austin, Texas. He finished his career second on the school’s all-time lists for assists and steals.
Sidwell said he visited Doolin and his family over the weekend.
“[I wanted] to make sure that he knew that the University of San Francisco was here for him as a person first.”
The school announced earlier this week that Doolin was leaving the team, but would remain enrolled to complete his degree. He is on schedule to graduate with a degree in finance this spring.
The Dons play tonight in their second game of the Golden Gate Challenge against Vermont at 6 p.m. at War Memorial Gym. Illinois State and Sonoma State meet at approximately 7:30 p.m. in the nightcap, with the round-robin tournament wrapping up Saturday night when Illinois State and USF at 6 p.m. and Sonoma State and Vermont afterward.