Monday, March 7, 2011

Northeastern coach Greg Cronin reinstated

By Scott McLaughlin/DFP Staff

Northeastern head coach Greg Cronin and assistant coach Albie O'Connell have been reinstated, the university announced Monday.

Cronin and O'Connell had been serving indefinite suspensions for NCAA violations related to excessive phone and text message contact with recruits.

“Just as we did what we thought best when we imposed the suspensions, we are continuing to do what we think is best and appropriate by ending the suspensions,” director of athletics Peter Roby said in a statement. “We have a set of standards and accountability under which we are working. We took immediate and appropriate action when the violations were discovered. That response reflects our values and expectations.”

The school also announced that assistant coach Sebastien Laplante, who had been serving as acting head coach in place of Cronin, will receive a suspension of equal length next fall.

The Huskies face Boston University in a best-of-three quarterfinal series beginning Thursday night at Agganis Arena.

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