Shymansky releases statement on NCAA violation

Just one day after getting fired, former Hawkeye volleyball head coach Bond Shymansky released a statement.

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Shymansky releases statement on NCAA violation

Iowa coach Bond Shymansky rallies his team during the match between Iowa and Iowa State inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, September 8, 2017. The Hawkeyes fell to the Cyclones 3-1.

Iowa coach Bond Shymansky rallies his team during the match between Iowa and Iowa State inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, September 8, 2017. The Hawkeyes fell to the Cyclones 3-1.

Shivansh Ahuja

Iowa coach Bond Shymansky rallies his team during the match between Iowa and Iowa State inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, September 8, 2017. The Hawkeyes fell to the Cyclones 3-1.

Shivansh Ahuja

Shivansh Ahuja

Iowa coach Bond Shymansky rallies his team during the match between Iowa and Iowa State inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, September 8, 2017. The Hawkeyes fell to the Cyclones 3-1.

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Former Iowa volleyball head coach Bond Shymansky released his first public comments on his NCAA-violation investigation on June 20.

In a statement released through the Hartung Schroeder law firm, Shymansky admitted to providing financial assistance to cover a team member’s rent during the summer of 2017.

“In an act of compassion, I advanced funds to cover a young woman’s unanticipated summer expenses in 2017,” Shymansky said in the release. “She came to Iowa City expecting to be on full scholarship, but when that status changed, she had nowhere else to turn. I have prided myself on running an NCAA-compliant program. However, I understand that I didn’t ‘do it right’ by NCAA standards in this instance, and I am prepared to accept whatever sanction is deemed appropriate by the NCAA.”

Shymansky released the statement just one day after his termination, and he noted the violation had nothing to do with discrimination or sexual misconduct.

“For the past month, I have cooperated with the university’s request to remain silent regarding the underlying basis for my suspension,” Shymansky said in the release. “Now that I have been terminated, it is time to shed light on the details and end any wild speculation. I did not discriminate against, abuse, or harass anyone — and there has never been an allegation of sexual misconduct against me.”

Shymansky also said he wants to continue to be a part of the Iowa City community despite his termination.

“I was born and raised a Hawkeye and wish to stay a part of this community,” Shymansky said in the release. “I know big things are in store for Coach Brown and the rest of the exceptional young women in our volleyball program.

“As a man of faith, I humbly apologize to anyone that my actions may have negatively impacted and look forward to the next chapter in my life.”