The board commissioned an out of doors analysis of Cockett amid considerations that she had proven bias in opposition to interim head soccer coach Frank Maile, who’s Polynesian and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “Although some remarks made had been interpreted as potential or cultural bias, they weren’t meant as such. President Cockett has lengthy demonstrated her dedication to make USU a welcoming, nurturing surroundings for folks from all backgrounds,” the board assertion stated.
The report stated that “neither President Cockett nor [Athletic Director John] Hartwell expressly acknowledged that their ‘major concern’ about Coach Maile was his spiritual or cultural background, nor that his background would disqualify him as a training candidate.”
Nick Heninger, a linebacker for the staff and the staff spokesman, stated the result was “unbelievable to me. It appears to be like like there’s nothing altering, proper?” He stated the gamers might proceed to lift considerations. “I imply, we simply acquired shafted by the board proper now,” he stated.