The athletic department has announced the hiring of Richard Ruggieri as the new head coach of the rowing team. Ruggieri comes from Louisville where he has been since 2000. His resume looks impressive. But let’s be honest. I don’t know jack about rowing so I really can’t evaluate his qualifications. Let’s just hope he isn’t batshit crazy.
The WIStv article hardly says anything about Ruggieri, but does bring up former coach Susie Lueck.
Lueck has not returned repeated phone calls or e-mails asking for comment and Ruggieri, who was briefed on the dismissal, did not want to talk about the details.
A request made by The Associated Press under the state’s open records law for documents related to Lueck’s firing returned only the coach’s latest contract.
She was fired and there was no paperwork? Can you do that? Any lawyers care to comment?
[WIStv - Clemson hires rowing coach to replace leader that was fired]
[CSTV - Richard Ruggieri Named Head Rowing Coach at Clemson]