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Coaches accused in bribery scandal wielded outsize authority

 

March 15, 2019



AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Coach Gordie Ernst's Georgetown University tennis teams didn't win any Big East championships. At Wake Forest, Bill Ferguson's volleyball teams struggled near the bottom of their conference.

At Stanford, John Vandemoer's sailing teams were nationally ranked but competed in a sport that isn't governed by the NCAA.

All three were coaching lower-tier sports, not the glamorous, big-money ones, basketball and football. And yet, win or lose, these coaches did have something incredibly valuable: the keys that can get students into some of the most exclusive colleges in Ameri...



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