New Hampshire women’s coach McCloskey fired after ‘inappropriate physical contact’

According to a news release issued Thursday evening, New Hampshire women’s head coach Brian McCloskey “is no longer employed by the university as of Dec. 5, 2013.”

This decision comes on the heels of an investigation into an incident of inappropriate physical contact with a player on the bench at the team’s home game on Nov. 30.

“The safety and well-being of our student-athletes is our No. 1 priority,” said UNH athletics director Marty Scarano in a statement. “Coaches are role models for our students and responsible for their dignity and safety and we have zero tolerance for unsportsmanlike behavior on any of our athletic teams.”

The team’s two assistant coaches, Jamie Wood and Stephanie Jones, will coach the Wildcats in their two games this weekend against Harvard and Dartmouth.