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Coach steps down at IU East

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Stevenson resigns despite no findings

By Brandon Mattingly

Adam Stevenson, head coach of the Indiana University East volleyball team, decided on Nov. 5 to resign from his position by mutual agreement after a comprehensive review performed by the school, according to the school athletic department’s web site.

Though the review reported no findings of sexual harassment, Stevenson elected to step down nine days after being placed on paid administrative leave.

The review took place after complaints from former members of this year’s Red Wolves volleyball team. According to the school’s statement, the IU Office of Affirmative Action and the IU East Offices of Affirmative Action and Human Resources spoke to current and past team members, as well as Stevenson, the assistant coaches and an athletic trainer as part of the review.

“We pride ourselves on a student-centered culture at IU East, and any time there are concerns raised by students, we take them seriously and review them carefully,” said Kathryn Cruz-Uribe, IU East chancellor. “This was and continues to be the case. Our students, their well-being, and their success are at the heart of our mission as a university.”

(Stevenson served as head coach of the St. Catharine College volleyball team from 2010-12)