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Old 04-29-2003, 05:35 PM   #1
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Larry Eustachy party animal

Have you guys heard about the Iowa state men's basketball coach who decided to go out and party at a school that his team just lost to? He actually went out with a member of the opposing team, Missouri's Josh Kroenke, to get wasted on Natty Light and hit on college girls, when he is 47 and has a wife and 2 kids.

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa State basketball coach Larry Eustachy said drinking was a factor in his behavior at a student party in Missouri, where he was photographed holding a beer can and kissing female students on the cheek.

Larry Eustachy's attendance and behavior at parties came to light Monday when a story and several photos ran in the Des Moines Register.

"I am certainly aware of the role drinking has played in my behavior. I am addressing this matter," Eustachy said in a statement issued Monday by Des Moines lawyer Jerry Crawford.

Crawford would not comment when asked if that meant Eustachy would seek counseling.

Eustachy was photographed at a party in a Columbia, Mo., apartment during the early-morning hours of Jan. 22, after the Cyclones lost at Missouri.

The photos show Eustachy embracing and kissing women on the cheek or being kissed on the cheek. The Des Moines Register ran the photos to accompany a story that appeared Monday.

The Register also quoted Kansas State students describing Eustachy's actions at a fraternity party in Manhattan, Kan., after the Cyclones lost at Kansas State in January 2002.

Iowa State administrators were looking at possible disciplinary action against Eustachy, who met with athletic director Bruce Van De Velde and university President Gregory Geoffroy after learning the Register had copies of the photos.

"The situation will be dealt with in an appropriate manner," Van De Velde said Monday. "I think Coach Eustachy knows he made some very poor decisions. I think he's used bad judgment."

Van De Velde refused to say what kind of punishment was being considered. A member of the state Board of Regents, David Fisher of Des Moines, said he would not think it too extreme to fire Eustachy.

Eustachy said he regretted his actions.

"I want the people of Iowa and the fans of our program throughout the nation to know how sorry I am to have disappointed them with some poor decisions I have made," Eustachy said in his statement.

"But words are cheap at a time like this and I hope to be measured by my future conduct."

Fisher, whose term on the Board of Regents expires Thursday, said he was "shocked and stunned" by the reports of Eustachy's behavior.

"Certainly it is not a good image for Iowa State University, which is a fine school doing so many good things, to have one of its high-profile employees behave like this," Fisher said. "This is not good."

Asked if dismissal was possible, Van De Velde replied: "We're still reviewing the situation. I have to visit with the president. We'll make that decision down the road."

Eustachy, 47, guided Iowa State to the Big 12 championship in 2000 and 2001 and was selected national coach of the year in 2000, when the Cyclones reached the final eight of the NCAA Tournament.

Married since 1987, Eustachy and his wife, Stacy, have two sons -- Hayden, 10, and Evan, 8.

"I'm sure that he is very embarrassed, as he should be," Gov. Tom Vilsack said. "I'm sure he feels he has let a lot of people down and he has. He's going to have to deal with that."

Vilsack made his comments at a bill-signing ceremony attended by a number of children. He said children tend to look up to people in public positions such as Eustachy, who makes $1 million a year and is Iowa's highest paid public employee.

"I think with that, you've got a special responsibility," Vilsack said.

The photos of Eustachy were taken by Sean Devereaux, who is a junior at Missouri and lives at the apartment where the party took place.

Devereaux told the Register that Eustachy arrived between 1:30 and 2 a.m. with Missouri player Josh Kroenke. Van De Velde said Eustachy is a friend of Kroenke's father, Stan, and other family members.

The Register quoted Devereaux as saying Eustachy drank beer, became belligerent with a partygoer who objected to his presence, made disparaging remarks about his team and left the party between 4:30 and 5:30 a.m. after residents of the apartment called a cab for him.

"He was here and acted very uncoachlike," Devereaux told the newspaper. "I didn't think personally he could hang that long, being an old man."


Devereaux said he took the photos because he wanted to show that Eustachy had been at his party. He mailed negatives to the Register in mid-March, telling the newspaper he made them public because he was bothered by Eustachy's behavior.

"Visiting with Coach Eustachy, I think he sincerely regrets his action and the harm he caused the university," Van De Velde said. "I think he understands he has some challenges and some deficiencies that he needs to address."

A Kansas State student, Nicole Wenger, said Eustachy showed up at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house hours after the Cyclones lost to Kansas State on Jan. 19, 2002.

Wenger was quoted as saying Eustachy complimented her on her looks and asked where she was from. She replied she was from Lawrence, Kan.

"He was like, 'What are you doing here? Why aren't you going to KU? The girls down there are much hotter. You belong there,' " Wenger told the Register.


She said Eustachy was "not representing himself very well."

Van De Velde said he had no information to dispute the students' accounts of the parties, but added, "No laws were broken that we know of."

Eustachy does not like to fly and usually drives to games while the team goes by chartered airplane. The team returns home immediately after the game. Eustachy often does not drive back until the next day.

Van De Velde refused to say if Eustachy would be ordered to travel with the team.







i think the real question is why is a guy who is making a million dollars a year drinking natty light??

needless to say the media is having a field day, i suggest you check it out

here

and here

it's funny funny stuff. what on earth could this guy have been thinking??
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Go coach!!!






I think Illinois is looking for a coach - send him here to Champaign!
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Eustachy's appearance was a surprise, Devereaux said. "It's not every day you
get a guy who makes like $1.2 (million) in your living room, just hanging out,"
he said. But he added that Eustachy quickly wore out his welcome.

"His friends tried to get him to leave about 45 minutes after he got here, but
he wouldn't leave with them," Devereaux said. "At first it was kind of cool.
But then after his (friends) left, it was kind of like, 'What are you doing
here, guy?' "

Devereaux said he began taking photos soon after Eustachy arrived. "He posed
for most of the photos, probably three-fourths of the ones I took," Devereaux
said. "He was drunk, but not that drunk, and smiling. But after I'd take that
first picture, (the girls) would try squirm out from underneath his arm and
he'd lean over and try to stick his tongue in their ear.



"After a while, they said, 'He's creeping me out. I don't want any more
pictures.'"

The Register interviewed five other party-goers and reported that their stories
supported Devereaux's account of the evening's activities. Mizzou sophomore
Elizabeth Noce told the Register: "We thought it was really funny he was there,
and then as the night progressed, he was drinking more and more. The comments
he was making to some of my friends while he was there turned inappropriate."
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Apparently, Coach Eustachy isn't the only coach guilty of poor judgement. Bama's new football coach, Mike Price seems to have charged $5000 worth of escort services to his university credit card.
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Bwhaha!!!

Chizip, where do you find this stuff? That's waaaay too funny!
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ah come on... the coach was just havin' a little fun. what, a 47 year old man can't get wasted and hit on 18 year old college chicks? somebody better tell mick and keith, they're 60 and still doing just that!

as someone who played college basketball... this happens alot. i'm not defending it, i belive he was just stupid for doing what he did. but you would be surprised at the stories i could tell ya' about coaches, both men's and women's, from all different sports, drinking with the student body. eustachy was just stupid enough to pose for pictures while he was doing it
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I walked into a party one night where a lot of the girl's basketball team lived, and there was the girl's basketball coach grinding in the corner with one of the girls on the team who was known to, shall we say, hit from both sides of the plate.

that's one of many
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i don't want to turn this into FYM here... but i find it quite ironic that larry eustachy is going to get fired because he drank beer and had women of legal age kiss him on the cheek... that mike price is going to lose his job for going to a strip club baisicly for getting drunk and spending too much money on a stripper at a strip club, something many of us have done ourselfs... that these men who coach sports are going to have their careers forever tarnished for doing nothing illegal... yet bill clinton was allowed to keep his job, and actually became more popular
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i don't want to turn this into FYM here... but i find it quite ironic that larry eustachy is going to get fired because he drank beer and had women of legal age kiss him on the cheek... that mike price is going to lose his job for going to a strip club baisicly for getting drunk and spending too much money on a stripper at a strip club, something many of us have done ourselfs... that these men who coach sports are going to have their careers forever tarnished for doing nothing illegal... yet bill clinton was allowed to keep his job, and actually became more popular
First of all, the whole Clinton/Lewinsky thing was a total invasion of privacy. I'm not defending what he did, but the fact remains that his sex Clinton's sex life was no one's business. On the other hand, what Eustachy did was just plain dumb. He partied in public and was stupid enough to allow college kids from a rival school take pictures of him drunk and behaving like a creepy asshat. Did he honestly think that those pics would never surface?

Grrr. I never really liked Eustachy and I hate his feckin' turtlenecks. I miss Tim Floyd!

But I'm proud to say that my school was listed as a Four Beer Party School on Chiznip's link. Suck that, Hawks! WooHoo! Go UNI!
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Well Indiana was voted top party school for 2003, nothing wrong with that

i think the reson these folks got fired, was not in punishment for what they did, but because what they did will greatly hinder their future job performance. I know if I was one of the schools, I wouldnt really think it was that bad that he did these things, but I would have to fire him because he just screwed himself for recruiting. I mean how is he gonna be able to go into kids houses and try to recruit the top talent. Parents wont want their kids to go there because of the reputation the coach has and it could happen again. They will want their kids to go to schools without all the controversy. So obviously his future recruiting efforts would have be hindered, and thats why these schools kind of have to fire these coaches, for the good of their program. Not really for moral reasons.
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Good point. I agree.

But since he resigned, I guess there's no use debating over whether ISU should fire him.
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