Discrimination Complaints Target Lehigh Athletic Department

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One cross-country runner says his coach treated him differently because of his sexual orientation, telling him recruits would not feel comfortable staying in his dorm room because he is gay, according to the Brown and White paper at Lehigh University. The coach tells the paper she has apologized to the student. Another student, who worked as a diversity delegate in the admissions office last year, tells the campus paper that she felt racial and sexual bias in some comments Lehigh's former head football coach made to her last year. That coach, who now is at Elon University, tells the Brown and White he doesn't remember any such conversation with the student, adding that he feels "insulted" by the accusation.