Head Golf Coach Fred Fruisen is no longer employed by Skidmore College, confirmed Bill Jones, the Sports Information Director.
Fruisen joined Skidmore in the summer of 2012 after spending 15 years as the Head Golf Coach at Savannah College of Art and Design.
Players on the golf team revealed that Fruisen had been suspended from the team and banned from campus some time before Spring Break. They said that there is an ongoing investigation on Fruisen, although did not share details on the reasons for the investigation.
The players spoke on the condition of anonymity, as they have been asked by Skidmore Athletics not to discuss the issue.
Athletics Director Gail Cummings-Danson and Human Resources Assistant Director for Equal Employment Opportunity and Workforce Diversity, Herbert Crossman, who is responsible for investigations, declined to comment and were unable to confirm or deny any ongoing investigation in regard to Fruisen. Crossman stated that general Skidmore policy proscribes commenting on ongoing investigations. However, an assistant for Crossman acknowledged that there is an investigation when asked about Fruisen and revealed that students had met with Human Resources the week before Spring Break.
For now, Assistant Golf Coach Tom Oppedisano has taken over managerial responsibilities. Oppedisano has not yet replied for comment.
This is an ongoing story and will be updated when additional details are learned.