Friday, November 13, 2015


Rider University has issued a comment on this situation; Coach Carroll will not be returning; the search for the next Broncs head coach is on:

Rider University has dismissed longtime head coach Tricia Carroll.

The dismissal happened shortly after the conclusion of the 2015 softball season, but was held up in the courts as Carroll challenged the dismissal in hopes of reinstatement. She was told her contract would not be renewed after the 2016 season; it's still not clear if she will return for the '16 season.

Tricia Carroll became the longest tenured coach in the MAAC after the retirement of Mike Rappl of Canisius. She won over 400 games, and won a MAAC championship in 2003. She also led the Broncs to two championships when they played in the NEC in the 1990s.

In her lawsuit against the University, coach Carroll raised Title IX issues, alleging that her complaints that men's teams at Rider received better treatment than women's teams led to her dismissal. She alleged that the men's teams had better locker rooms; a greater share of scholarship money and booster funding; and bigger coaching staffs.

Rider University has offered no comment at this time.

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