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Investigation of Winona State Coach Finds No Wrongdoing

WINONA, Minn. ― Winona State University’s president says an independent investigation into complaint against former men’s basketball coach Mike Leaf has found no evidence of wrongdoing.

The investigation began in June after a basketball player accused Leaf of making unwanted sexual advances. Leaf was placed on administrative leave and was barred from campus. He chose to resign his position.

WSU President Scott Olson told the Winona Daily News Tuesday that the investigation found no evidence of a discriminatory act or any abuse of students. Olson also says there was no evidence the athletic staff was trying to hide anything.

Longtime employment attorney Steven Gunn conducted the investigation.

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