Friday, January 5, 2018

Ex-EWU distance coach Chris Shane to pursue legal action against school...

According to a post on the Spokane Spokesman-Review’s web site, former Eastern Washington University distance and cross country coach Chris Shane (left/photo by Paul Merca) plans to take legal action against the school to challenge a report from the school that led to his departure from the team.

He told reporter Jim Allen, “My career has been blown up for nothing,” after receiving a termination letter from EWU president Mary Cullinan in the wake of a 57-page investigative report in which eighteen allegations against Shane were cited.

Shane said in Allen’s article that he wasn’t given ample opportunity to respond to the allegations in the report compiled by EWU investigator Jeff Lamoreaux.

The report includes testimony from school officials, the complainant, and several members of the team, whose names were redacted from the document.

When we originally wrote the piece about the school’s decision to part ways with Shane on December 20th, we included a link to the thread on’s message board.  Shortly after the thread was posted (which included posts by Shane and runner Isaac Kitzan), the thread was deleted.  

The Spokesman-Review filed a public records request for the investigative report from the school’s human resources department, and posted it on its website.

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