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St. FX Women’s Basketball Coach Suspended for the rest of the season

The StFX women’s basketball coach Lee Anna Osei is suspended for the remainder of the season.

In a statement released on Friday, StFX athletics and recreation director Leo MacPherson said the school completed an investigation into an incident involving on-court injuries to a member of the X-Women basketball team.

MacPherson stated the investigation concluded the injures stem from improper supervision of the performance of an on-court exercise undertaken as part of a disciplinary measure. MacPherson stated the safety and well being of students is paramount to StFX, adding they wish to express deep regret and apology to the injured player and her family.

Osei is in her first season as head coach with the school. MacPherson said they will implement an enhanced development plan to provide additional support to Osei and her student-athletes.

The team hosted a ceremonial signing of three recruits for the 2019/2020 season. The recruits include Antigonish’s Briar MacDonald and New Glasgow’s Aliyah Fraser.