Former Loyola University Women’s Head Basketball Coach Focuses on What’s Best for Students

 

COLUMBUS, OH, July 5, 2016 – “In turn of the recent events, despite its impact to her personally and professionally, Sheryl has been focused on one thing,” said Kimberly Blackwell, agent and representative for Sheryl Swoopes. “Her priority, as always, is a focus on the student-athletes.”

 

“Last week I was looking forward to what lied next, right after the holiday,” Swoopes said. “We’d been planning to greet eight of the 12 committed student-athletes to campus today. I’ve heard people speak of Transformation Tuesday and now I experience it. I’m disappointed that I won’t have the opportunity to be there on this Tuesday as ‘Coach Swoopes’.”

 

“It’s my hope that the student-athletes will be provided a full explanation of what has unfolded,” Swoopes shared. “As students, they deserve truth and transparency. All I can say at this point is that I do feel vindicated. I was one hundred percent pleased with what I thought clearly supported all I’ve ever tried to provide as a coach, an employee and the woman of character my mother has raised.”

 

Blackwell added, “For those who know Sheryl Swoopes, she’s a glass half-full individual. While Loyola may have made its decision not to move forward with Sheryl, she leaves there knowing for herself that being a coach who cares for players isn’t improper. These last few months have been a long road for Sheryl. However, Sheryl went in knowing who she was as a coach, a professional and as an individual. Sheryl trusted a process and that process worked. Things are of record. We are comfortable with the outcomes. Yet, we’re disappointed with the recent decision of Loyola and the three seasons that were reduced to three sentences.”

 

“Sheryl’s a proven champion, both on and off of the court. As her agent for now more than 10 years, even in times of loss or adversity, Sheryl is a consummate professional. I’ve seen her come back from a torn ACL and win a WNBA MVP the next season. One thing I know for sure, Sheryl Swoopes will rebound from this too.”

 

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