Assistant coaches announce departure

By Adam Kujawski

Two assistant coaches of the Oakland University women’s basketball team said their goodbyes on social media over the weekend.

Lindsay Scarlatelli stated on March 21 via her personal Facebook account that her “contract was not renewed by Oakland today.” 

Lester Harbin posted to his Twitter account the same day alluding to his departure from the team. “It’s been real OU WBB team and thanks for two great years!”

As of Tuesday, March 25, both coaches were still listed on the staff directory of the official Oakland athletics website. OU has yet to release a statement on the matter. When reached for information, both the OU athletic department and communications department  officials declined to comment on the departures.

Harbin had been an assistant coach with the Grizzlies for the past two seasons, serving under previous head coach Beckie Francis, while Scarlatelli spent her lone season with Jeff Tungate at the helm.