Wednesday, February 1, 2012
GT assistant resigns after violations
By Heather Dinich
On a day in which coaches are supposed to be celebrating their recruiting efforts, Georgia Tech has announced the resignation of offensive line coach Todd Spencer, who violated NCAA recruiting rules by sending text messages to recruits, the school announced on Wednesday.
The NCAA prohibits all electronic correspondence to recruits with the exception of faxes and emails.
Coach Paul Johnson recommended to athletic director Dan Radakovich that Spencer be fired. Spencer resigned, though, before the internal investigation had been completed, according to a release from the school.
“I find it inexplicable that an employee would violate these rules with regard to text messaging after our ongoing focus to educate our personnel on NCAA rules and regulations,” Radakovich said in a prepared statement. “Actions of this type simply are not acceptable in our programs and will not be tolerated. I have directed our compliance staff to continue to review the text and phone records of all of our coaches on an ongoing basis as is the mandate and expectation of Georgia Tech and the NCAA.”