UNC-Chapel Hill issues statements on Tim Beckman

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UNC-Chapel Hill issues statements on Tim Beckman

 

(Chapel Hill, N.C. – Aug. 25, 2016) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has issued the following statements:

 

Statement from Head Football Coach Larry Fedora

“Tim will no longer serve as a volunteer with our program. I brought Tim here to help a friend gain experience from our staff, but after meeting with him today, we agreed his presence had become too much of a distraction.”

 

Statement from Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham

“We made the decision today to part ways with Tim Beckman and thank him for his contributions in the short time he volunteered with our football program. Coach Fedora’s interest was in helping a coaching colleague get back on his feet. We will learn from this and continue preparing for the season.”

 

Statement from Chancellor Carol L. Folt

“When I first learned yesterday that Coach Larry Fedora had invited former Illinois head coach Tim Beckman to serve as a volunteer with the football program, I was surprised and disappointed. The decision for Mr. Beckman to withdraw from his volunteer position was the right thing to do, and moving forward I don’t expect this situation to recur. I continue to put a great deal of trust in Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham and Coach Fedora to educate and develop our student-athletes and to ensure we meet the high standards we all expect at Carolina.”

 

-Carolina-

 

UNC-Chapel Hill Communications and Public Affairs: (919) 445-8555, mediarelations@unc.edu