UofL defends women’s lacrosse coach after accusations of abuse

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Posted on October 7, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 8 at 11:36 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The University of Louisville is defending its women's lacrosse coach after accusations she was abusive to her players.

In a lengthy investigation first reported by The Courier-Journal on Sunday, Oct. 6, former and current players say Kellie Young led the program amid a culture of fear.

On Monday, UofL and former players are coming to her defense in the wake of the accusations by others.

It took up most of the front page of the Sunday’s Courier-Journal accusations that the coaching tactics of UofL's women's lacrosse coach produces a climate of fear.

"I am a super critic, you know, so I'm always looking for ways for us to get better," Young said during an appearance on CardsTV about reviewing game video earlier in 2013.

The Courier-Journal reports six former and current players from the past two seasons and some parents are encouraging the University to review her performance.

According to The Courier-Journal accusers say Young is creating a climate of fear through alleged name-calling, cursing, intimidation and excessive physical workouts and but UofL says no one condones any kind of abuse and that the story includes accounts that simply are not true; in particular an allegation Young forced a player with a torn ACL to do 250 push-ups in an airport terminal.
 

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