Cal Poly Humboldt has announced that men’s basketball head coach Tae Norwood has been let go and will not be returning to the team for the 2023/24 season.
Norwood came under fire in March after being accused by several players of mistreating them during the past season, while breaking NCAA practice rules.
At the time, the local university announced it was broadening its investigation into the allegations and hiring an outside firm to begin an independent investigation.
A few months later he was pulled over by CHP officers on the suspicion of driving under the influence and temporarily stepped away from the program.
During his three seasons in charge, Norwood’s teams had a combined record of 28-36.
According to a very brief press release announcing the decision to part ways with the coach, Cal Poly Humboldt said the “recent investigation of men’s basketball is ongoing.”
The Jacks will begin a national search for a new head coach.
“Lumberjack basketball has a tradition of success as well as strong involvement by alumni and the community,” the press release said. “Humboldt is committed to recruiting a coach who can continue that legacy.”