University of Cincinnati baseball coach Scott Googins has resigned, the university announced Wednesday following a losing season marred last month by dismissal of two assistant coaches for alleged knowledge of improper betting.
In the announcement, Athletics Director John Cunningham thanked Googins for his six-year tenure running the Bearcats program and made no mention of the questions surrounding conduct of the assistants fired two weeks ago. Googins has not been accused of any sports betting or NCAA violations himself, but the assistants allegedly had knowledge of NCAA betting violations and failed to report them.
The betting activity reportedly involves Bert Neff, an Indiana man who is the father of a Cincinnati player and whose actions previously resulted in Alabama coach Brian Bohannon being fired. Neff is accused of wagering on an Alabama-LSU game at the BetMGM Sportsbook at Great American Ball Park while acting on information from Bohannan. The unusual bets, which included a parlay and a hefty moneyline wager, were caught by integrity monitoring services and resulted in the Ohio Casino Control Commission suspending wagering on Alabama baseball.