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Report: Tosh Lupoi agrees to separation deal with Washington

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Embattled former Washington assistant coach Tosh Lupoi has reached a separation agreement with the Huskies that will pay him $300,000 to leave UW’s athletic department, the Seattle Times reported on Tuesday.

The Washington defensive line coach is under NCAA investigation for allegedly paying for a recruit’s tutoring last year. When news of the investigation came out, he was not retained on new coach Chris Petersen’s staff but was instead “reassigned” within the athletic department.

If the Huskies had fired Lupoi “without cause”, they would’ve owed him $350,000 under the terms of his contract. Had he been fired without cause before Jan. 13, he would’ve been paid $700,000. So Washington saved a few bucks on this deal.

Once considered a rising star in the coaching ranks and a top flight recruiter (although now his recruiting prowess makes a bit more sense), Lupoi will have a hard time finding employment again in college…unless he turns out to be exonerated by the NCAA investigation.

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4 Responses to “Report: Tosh Lupoi agrees to separation deal with Washington”
  1. pdcooper08 says: Jan 15, 2014 6:56 PM

    Good luck here. The NCAA is going to go after him hard and make him an example. Hope he doesnt get the ole Black ball label.

  2. sportsguy3434 says: Jan 15, 2014 7:08 PM

    He broke a rule. Got it.

    He is now out of a career because he helped a recruit get better grades…albeit to make him elidgible probably. Not buying a car. So I guess academics are really not a high priority. Give them all tutors so they can get to college. Too many schools are just handing out or changing grades.

  3. ratsfoiledagain says: Jan 16, 2014 11:40 AM

    Hopefully this turns out to be a stupid mistake by Tosh in which his career isn’t over due to it.

    Helping a kid get some tutoring isn’t a bad thing.

    But, he went about it the wrong way.

  4. pdcooper08 says: Jan 16, 2014 12:25 PM

    I agree, but I it’s obvious, the only to benefit was the football program. Yes, if the kid had passed, he would have benefited as well, but it was all about the program, and once the kid failed, he got dropped like a hot rock. If Tosh really had concern for the kid, he would have at least attempted to give him some type of direction.

    I am left wondering, how you got a high profile coach like this, new to the program and know as a heavy hitter in recruiting, and he does all this on his own without the knowledge or thumbs up from his head coach. Either he is a loose cannon and is completely out of control, or he was following protocol and was functioning under the guidance of his HC. If this is true, I don’t see how Sark excapes this undetected. I got to believe, this will follow him.

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