After making mistakes, Jeff Walz was suspended for three months.


The NCAA on Monday punished Jeff Walz, the coach of Louisville women’s basketball, one postseason game for his complaints regarding the refereeing during the team’s March Final Four loss.

Walz “directed inappropriate comments and profane language toward committee members and NCAA staff seated at the scorer’s table,” according to a statement released by the NCAA.

Whether Walz is coaching at Louisville or another school, the suspension will run during his next NCAA postseason game.

“I realize that these comments are not acceptable, did not represent the University of Louisville in the best light, and I apologize for my actions,” Walz stated in a press release. “I will be more mindful in expressing my emotions going forward.”
Mississippi State defeated Louisville 73-63 in overtime to terminate Louisville’s season in the national semifinal.

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Several contentious calls defined that game, notably the technical foul called against Louisville’s Sam Fuehring for slapping the floor following her fourth foul. The last-minute technical foul eliminated her from the competition for the evening.

Throughout the game, Walz was obviously irritated and made multiple foul-mouthed remarks about the referees and the scorer’s table.

On Friday, Walz informed the Courier Journal that Vince Tyra, the athletic director at Louisville, received a letter from the NCAA “a few weeks ago” informing him that the university would be receiving a penalty. Walz replied to the NCAA, and on Thursday, the body issued the school a summary of the sanctions.

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