Salisbury hoops players speak out after Sachs’ dismissal

Former Salisbury Men's Basketball HC Andy Sachs was placed on leave October 2nd, and as of this week, is no longer employed by the University

SALISBURY, Md.- The Salisbury University Men’s basketball team’s season kicks off in less than a week, and they’ll be doing so without former head coach Andrew Sachs.

Sachs, who was placed on leave by Salisbury on October 2nd, has formally reached an agreement with the University to part ways. After multiple meetings between President Charles Wight, the athletic department, parents, players and community figures, the decision to keep Sachs sidelined stood.

Though reasons remain unclear on why Sachs was terminated, the team remains committed to sticking together and fighting for their coach.

While the University has remained quiet, the fogginess over the situation grows. On Friday, the athletic department released a statement that in part read, “In an agreement with Salisbury University, Andrew Sachs has stated he will not return as the men’s basketball coach.”

Sachs quickly released his own statement in response to that saying, “I have not reached any resolution with Salisbury University to step down as head men’s basketball coach.” Allegedly, the refuting statement was released in part due to the chance of Sachs filing a grievance against the school.

Salisbury University has yet to return 47ABC’s multiple requests for comment over the last two weeks.

Check out the videos above to hear what the players and Sachs had to say about the situation, and we’ll continue to update this story as more details become available.

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