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A former college basketball coach has been handed a sanction from the NCAA after it was found that he bet on both college and professional sports.
Phil Collins, who was employed as an assistant basketball coach at UNC Greensboro for the women's team until last year, was hit with a 15-year show-cause penalty by the NCAA last week. He was found to have gambled on sports online, including putting in wagers on collegiate sports. Collins said that he lost between $20,000 and $30,000, but refused to give up records of his wagers. He also reported that at least one other staff member was also betting on sports.
The school itself was also fined $15,000 for failing to monitor and ensure compliance, as other staff members were aware of Collins' actions, but didn't report. Additionally, UNC Greensboro is on three years of probation.