A former swim team member at WKU has filed a federal lawsuit against the school.
The suit was filed by Collin Craig whose allegations of hazing and underage alcohol consumption resulted in a five-year suspension of WKU’s swimming program.
The suit names WKU, former head swimming coach Bruce Marchionda, and an associate head coach. Athletic director Todd Stewart is also a defendant along with two associate athletic directors and three former teammates.
The 21-page complaint filed in U.S. District Court claims Craig suffered verbal, physical, and emotional abuse. The suit alleges the coach and others knew of the abuse and didn’t take action.
The lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount of compensatory and punitive damages. The university said Thursday it had not yet seen the lawsuit.