Wisconsin defensive coach Bill Sheridan, who is under investigation by the NCAA for possible misconduct as an Air Force assistant coach, resigned Friday.
Action Network It was reported earlier this week Sheridan, assistant coach at Del Caust, weak team coach Jonathan Himbach, and an unnamed assistant were investigated for unauthorized benefits and hosting high school troopers in the Air Force in 2020, when the NCAA spent a dead period for recruitment due to Set limits. Corona virus pandemic.
The Air Force confirmed in a statement to ESPN that an NCAA investigation had been conducted, but did not name the former assistants.
“As I look forward to presenting my case at the hearing, I am concerned that the NCAA investigation into activities that took place before I joined the Wisconsin football team could be a distraction that could damage the program,” Sheridan said in a statement. . As a result, I will resign immediately. I have a lot of respect for the coach [Paul] Christ, his staff, and my student-athletes have had the honor of meeting and coaching over the past three months. “I’m sorry that I will not have the opportunity to continue in this special group and I wish them success next season.”
The Action Network reported that the Air Force fired the assistants after learning of the alleged violations.
“The U.S. Air Force Academy is working with the NCAA on a self-reported case, and we continue to work with NCAA enforcement staff to fully resolve the issue,” said Gen. Richard Clark, Acting Air Force Gen. Gen. Richard Clark & Athletic. . ” Director Nathan Payne said in a statement. “According to NCAA rules and procedures, the Air Force cannot comment as long as the case is pending. It is our responsibility to ensure the integrity of the facility, the athletics department, the cadre of our athletes and staff.”
Sheridan, a former NFL defense coordinator and veteran college assistant, joined the Wisconsin staff in February and coached with the team during the spring practice. The 63-year-old had previously coached in the Big Ten in Michigan (2000-2000) and Michigan (2002-04).
Wisconsin transferred Bob Bustad, a former home defense coach, to the attacking line, where he coached from 2008 to 2011.