Louisville infractions case will be resolved through the Independent Accountability Resolution Process

February 19, 2021

A request for referral of the infractions case involving Louisville to the Independent Accountability Resolution Process was granted by the Infractions Referral Committee. Consistent with rules and procedures governing the process, details about the matter will remain confidential until the Independent Resolution Panel releases its decision.

The Independent Accountability Resolution Process is comprised of independent investigators, advocates and adjudicators who are responsible for reviewing select infractions cases in Division I. The IARP was created in response to recommendations issued by the Commission on College Basketball.


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Case Procedural Timeline

University of Louisville

Referral Request Process

12.15.20 Referral Requested by Louisville

December 15, 2020, Louisville requested the Infractions Referral Committee refer the Louisville infractions case to the Independent Accountability Resolution Process.

01.07.21 Vice President of Enforcement Submitted Response to Referral Request

January 7, 2021, the vice president of enforcement, submitted a response to Louisville’s referral request.

01.11.21 Responses Submitted by COI, Former Head Men's Basketball Coach, and Louisville Former Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

January 11, 2021, the other parties submitted responses to Louisville’s referral request.

  • The chair designee of the NCAA Division I committee on Infractions, submitted a response to the referral request.
  • Louisville’s former head men’s basketball coach submitted his response to the referral request.
  • Louisville’s former assistant men’s basketball coach submitted his response to the referral request.

 

01.20.20 IRC Met Regarding Referral Request

January 20, 2021, the Infractions Referral Committee met to consider the referral request.

02.05.20 IRC Met Regarding Referral Request

February 5, 2021, the Infractions Referral Committee met to consider the referral request.

02.19.21 IRC Referred Case to the IARP

February 19, 2021, the Infractions Referral Committee referred the Louisville infractions case to the Independent Accountability Resolution Process.

Case Management Plan Development

03.12.21 IAOC Appointed CCU and IRP Members

March 12, 2021, Independent Accountability Oversight Committee appointed hearing panel members and the Complex Case Unit, which is comprised primarily of external investigators and external advocates.

04.01.21 Process Overview Letter Sent to CCU and Louisville

April 1, 2021, Process Overview letter provided to the Complex Case Unit and Louisville.

05.06.21 IRC Requested Status Update

May 6, 2021, chief panel member issued a letter requesting the status of proposed scheduling deadlines.

05.19.21 Correspondence from Louisville

May 19, 2021, Louisville submitted a letter regarding the issuance of criminal information.

05.20.21 Proposed Scheduling Deadlines Submitted by All Parties

May 20, 2021, Complex Case Unit, Louisville, former head men’s basketball coach, and former assistant men’s basketball coach submitted proposed scheduling deadlines.  

05.27.21 IRP Requested Clarification

May 27, 2021, chief panel member issued a letter requesting clarification of proposed scheduling deadlines.

06.04.21 All Parties Responded to IRP Request for Clarification

June 4, 2021, the Complex Case Unit, Louisville, former head men’s basketball coach, and former assistant men’s basketball coach responded to chief panel member’s request for clarification of proposed deadlines.

06.21.21 IRP Issued Case Management Plan

June 21, 2021, chief panel member issued a case management plan.

07.15.21 Correspondence from Vice President of Hearing Operations

July 15, 2021, the NCAA vice president of hearing operations submitted a letter concerning potential or actual conflicts of interest.

08.06.21 Investigation Completed

August 6, 2021, Complex Case Unit submitted a letter notifying chief panel member that the investigation is complete.

Notice of Allegations Issuance and Responses

09.30.21 CCU Issued Amended Notice of Allegations and Procedural Case Timeline Provided

September 30, 2021, the Complex Case Unit issued amended notices of allegations. Also, the parties were provided a copy of the procedural case timeline and notified of the date of the publication of the timelines on the www.iarpcc.org webpage. 

 

10.06.21 Louisville Requests Case Record is Bifurcated

October 6, 2021, Louisville requested that the case record is bifurcated, separated by party, to ensure that parties have access to the portion of the case record related to their allegations.

10.13.21 Chief Panel Member Holds Case Management Plan Status Conference

October 13, 2021, the chief panel member held a case management plan status conference.

10.18.21 Chief Panel Member Responds to Bifurcation Request

October 18, 2021, the chief panel member responded to Louisville’s October 6, 2021, request to bifurcate the case record.

10.19.21 CCU Responds to Chief Panel Member's Response

October 19, 2021, the Complex Case Unit responded to the chief panel member’s October 18, 2021, response regarding the bifurcation of the case record.

10.25.21 Men's Head Basketball Coach Submits Letter

October 25, 2021, the men’s head basketball coach submitted a letter stating that he does not object to the participation in this case of any of the hearing panel members.

10.27.21 Chief Panel Member Notifies of Status Conference

October 27, 2021, the chief panel member notified the parties that a status conference will be held on November 1, 2021.

11.1.21 Chief Panel Member Holds Case Management Plan Status Conference

November 1, 2021, the chief panel member held a case management plan status conference.

11.6.21 Chief Panel Member Issues Resolution of Procedural Issues

November 16, 2021, the chief panel member issued a resolution of procedural issues from the case management plan status conference.

11.18.21 CCU Responds to Request

November 18, 2021, the Complex Case Unit responded to a request from the chief panel member regarding access to factual information included in the November 16, 2021, resolution of procedural issues.

12.15.21 Louisville Notifies Chief Panel Member

December 15, 2021, Louisville notified the chief panel member that interviews were being conducted between December 16, 2021, and January 3, 2022.

12.21.21 Chief Panel Member Notifies Parties

December 21, 2021, the chief panel member notified the parties about possible hearing dates.

01.10.22 Men's Head Basketball Coach Acknowledges Proposed Hearing Dates

January 10, 2022, the men’s head basketball coach acknowledged the proposed hearing dates.

01.12.22 Louisville Informs Chief Panel Member

January 12, 2022, Louisville informed the chief panel member that interviews were completed by the Complex Case Unit.

01.14.22 Chief Panel Member Notifies Parties

January 14, 2022, the chief panel member notified the parties of the hearing dates.

01.21.22 Chief Panel Member Submits Letter

January 21, 2022, the chief panel member submitted a letter to the parties regarding recordings and transcripts of interviews.

01.26.22 Letter Sent to Parties

January 26, 2022, a letter was sent to the parties to inform them that a new staff member joined the Infractions Appeals Committees Office and Hearing Operations.

02.23.2022 Louisville Requests In-Camera Review of Documents

February 23, 2022, Louisville requested an in-camera review of documents.

02.25.2022 Louisville Requests Extension

February 25, 2022, Louisville requested an extension for the submission of its response to the notice of allegations.

02.27.2022 Louisville Requests Alternative Resolution

February 27, 2022, Louisville requested an alternative resolution of some of the allegations.

03.01.2022 Chief Panel Member Responds

March 1, 2022, the chief panel member responded to Louisville’s February 23, 25 and 27, 2022, requests.

03.02.2022 CCU Responds

March 2, 2022, the Complex Case Unit responded to the chief panel member’s March 1, 2022, letter.

03.03.2022 Parties Provide Clarifications and Request Extension

March 3, 2022, the parties provided clarifications and requested an extension for the response to the amended notice of allegations. On the same day, the chief panel member granted the extension request.

03.06.2022 Louisville Responds to the CCU's Letter

March 6, 2022, Louisville responded to the Complex Case Unit’s March 2, 2022, letter.

03.09.2022 CCU Responds to Louisville's Letter

March 9, 2022, the Complex Case Unit responded to Louisville’s March 6, 2022, letter.

03.11.2022 Chief Panel Member Extends Deadline

March 11, 2022, the chief panel member extended the deadline for the submission of responses to the notice of allegations and the Complex Case Unit written reply.

03.16.2022 Chief Panel Member Requests Clarification

March 16, 2022, the chief panel member requested clarification of a request from the parties.

03.21.2022 Louisville and CCU Respond to Chief Panel Member's Letter

March 21, 2022, Louisville and the Complex Case Unit responded to the chief panel member’s letter from March 16, 2022. On the same day, the parties submitted their responses to the amended notice of allegations.

03.25.2022 CCU Requests Extension and Page Limitation

March 25, 2022, the Complex Case Unit requested an extension of time and page limitation for their written reply.

03.29.2022 Chief Panel Member Grants Request

March 29, 2022, the chief panel member granted the Complex Case Unit’s March 25, 2022, extension request.

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West served as a Hauser Leader at the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership from 2019 to 2020 and serves on the boards of directors for Johnson & Johnson, Nucor Corporation and Tenet Healthcare Corporation.  She is a trustee of the National Recreation Foundation, an organization dedicated to enhancing the role of recreation as a positive force in improving the quality of life of youth. She is also a trustee of Americares, a non-profit that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster so they can reach their full potential.  West was recently selected as a trustee of the board of Mount St. Mary’s University and as a board member of the Bob Woodruff Foundation.