Ex-LSU Tennis Coach Sues Over Firing
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former LSU women's tennis coach Tony Minnis, who was fired earlier this year, has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the university.
The Advocate reports Minnis, who is black, joined LSU in 1992 and compiled an overall record of 285-135 and a Southeastern Conference mark of 86-144 while leading the Lady Tigers to the NCAA Tournament 15 times.
Minnis' suit, filed in state court, alleges he was subjected to "unwelcome race-based harassment and discrimination" throughout his employment at LSU.
The suit contends white coaches were paid up to $30,000 more than Minnis, and that he received "unjust evaluations and false letters of reprimand."
Herb Vincent, LSU's senior associate athletic director, said the university denies the allegations in the lawsuit.