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A Former Montana Women’s Basketball Coach Files a Discrimination Lawsuit

Former Montana women’s basketball coach Shannon Schweyen has sued the university in federal court, alleging she was the victim of sexual discrimination during her employment and when her contract was not renewed.

Her lawsuit, filed Friday in Missoula, alleges she received a lesser base salary than the men’s basketball coach who was hired at the same time she was, even though she had more coaching experience.

Schweyen’s lawsuit also alleges she was told her contract wasn’t renewed after the 2019-20 season because two players entered the NCAA transfer portal, which meant they were seeking to play elsewhere. The lawsuit states the men’s basketball and football teams also had players leave via the transfer portal and those coaches weren’t fired.

Read the source article at Associated Press News

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