Tuesday June 17, 2008
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Clemson's longtime track coach has retired
after a season in which he was accused of depositing money
collected at campus track and field events into a personal account.
Bob Pollock spent 20 years heading the men's track and field
program and will leave the Tigers after the U.S. Olympic Trials
early next month.
Pollock said in a statement released by the school Tuesday he
was proud to work at Clemson. His final year was marred when he and assistant coach Charles
Foster were investigated by the State Law Enforcement Division
after accusations they deposited more than $27,000 into personal
accounts. Pollock has denied any wrongdoing. Clemson athletic director Terry Don Phillips thanked Pollock for his time with the Tigers. Phillips says the school will start its search for a new coach this week.
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