A recent lawsuit filed by the former basketball coach of a major California community college alleges that his athletics department has turned a blind eye to – and in some cases explicitly permitted – corrupt behavior for years and attempted repeatedly to push the coach away for speaking. .
Clark Maloney, the plaintiff in the lawsuit, joined the Mt. San Antonio College men’s basketball coaching team in 1993, the same year he started as an assistant professor there. In two years he became the head coach of the team. In the late ’90s, he left to coach elsewhere, then returned in 2012 as a full-time employee at the school, again taking over the men’s basketball program while teaching kinesiology.