Terrelle Woody Resigns From South Florida
"I'm training other people, I want to pursue my training," Woody told FanHouse Friday. "I don't want it to be put out here that I'm doing something illegal. I'm not doing anything illegal. I'll continue to support USF's program, but it's time to move on."
After working at some of USF's camps two summers ago and accompanying highly touted Maryland transfer Gus Gilchrist on an unofficial visit to USF, Woody was hired Aug. 26, 2008 by coach Stan Heath in a non-coaching position as part of a package deal to guarantee the signing of Gilchrist.
Last November, FanHouse reported Woody was alleged to have committed several NCAA violations, including providing transportation to student-athletes, watching "open gyms," coaching players and illegally working out USF players.
Following the FanHouse report, the NCAA sent an investigator to the Tampa, Fla., campus and interviewed USF personnel, sources told FanHouse. USF has not completed its report to the NCAA regarding the alleged violations.
During Gilchrist's recruitment, Woody said he was Gilchrist's "personal trainer, adviser and spokesman." On his wedding day on April 19, 2008, Woody, then 38, had Gilchrist, then 18, serve as his best man.
Woody, who does not have a college degree, received a $30,000 salary at USF. According to his job description provided by USF, Woody's job duties included recording games of upcoming opponents, making sure the televisions in the coaches' offices are connected to DirectTV and assisting a certified strength and conditioning coach.
Heath, who is 41-54 in three seasons at USF, denied the allegations to FanHouse in its initial report or said he had no knowledge of them.
Since Heath was hired to replace Robert McCullum, USF has reported committing six secondary NCAA violations in the men's basketball program. Last season, the Bulls went 20-13, losing to N.C. State in the first round of the NIT.
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