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Banks: 'None of us' know why board removed Southern AD

1 year 9 months 4 weeks ago March 27, 2015 Mar 27, 2015 Friday, March 27 2015 March 27, 2015 1:30 PM in Sports
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Southern University's newly-named interim athletic director said Friday none of the coaching staff knew why the school's board removed Dr. William Broussard from his position this week.

Interim AD Roman Banks spoke with the media after the Board of Supervisors voted earlier Friday to move the head men's basketball coach into the spot, and transfer AD Broussard into a position at the system president's office.

"I've been in front of the NCAA committee three times, one of the few coaches who have been with Dr. Broussard in those meetings," said Banks, who worked as assistant AD at SU Shreveport back in the mid 90's.

Southern University announced Broussard's transfer Thursday, but gave no reason for the move. A spokesperson for the university said they expect he will return to the AD's position in August.

The university hired Broussard while they were embroiled in NCAA investigations into the school's inability to provide accurate Academic Progress Rates for their athletics program. The NCAA issued a posteason ban last year until the school got their recordkeeping straight.

Broussard's three-year contract keeps him at Southern University until summer 2017.

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