Pat Chambers Steps Down as Penn State Basketball Coach After Internal Investigation

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  • October 21, 2020
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Chambers, 49, coached Penn State for the past nine seasons. He was the subject of an internal investigation following inappropriate conduct toward a former player.

Just a month before the start of the season, Penn State men’s basketball coach Pat Chambers is stepping down from his position, the school announced Wednesday.

The news was initially reported by CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. Assistant coach Jim Ferry will serve as the interim coach for the 2020–21 season.

Chambers, 49, has spent the last nine seasons at Penn State, and last year led the Nittany Lions to a 21–10 overall record and 11–9 Big Ten record—the latter representing his best mark while at the school.

Penn State was ranked as high as No. 9 in the Associated Press poll this past season, with wins over ranked conference foes Maryland, Michigan State, Iowa and Ohio State. The program appeared poised to make its first NCAA tournament

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