Maryland assistant resigns in light of sex abuse allegation
Maryland women’s basketball assistant coach Bryce McKey was charged with misdemeanor sexual abuse this week. His case went to court Friday morning in Covington, Kentucky. He will be arraigned on Sept. 8 in a pre-trial hearing.
The Terps suspended McKey indefinitely when the allegations came to light and he resigned from his position Friday.
“Bryce McKey has resigned from his position as an assistant coach at the University of Maryland,” said head coach Brenda Frese in a statement. “It is best that Bryce tend to his personal matters and step away from coaching at this time.”
According to the allegation, an incident occurred when McKey was still as assistant at Xavier University. It involved a women’s basketball player at the Cincinnati institution. Maryland announced hiring McKey on April 22 and the alleged incident occurred 10 days later. He pleaded not guilty to the charge against him and did not attend court today according to a report from WLWT.
McKey was an assistant at Xavier for four seasons after several years as a high school coach in Ohio. He also served as head coach of Sports City U AAU where he worked with current Maryland players Malina Howard and Chloe Pavlech.