Women's track coach Bev Kearney placed on administrative leave


Texas women's track and field coach Beverly Kearney has been placed on administratrive leave while the school looks into issues into the program, the university announced Wednesday.

"The University of Texas is reviewing issues pertaining to its women's track and field program," the UT women's athletic department said in a statement. "Until this process is completed, head coach Beverly Kearney will be on paid administrative leave."

Kearney took over as head coach in 1993 and has since led the Longhorns to six NCAA team titles, three indoor and three outdoor, and 44 individual and relay national championships. Her student-athletes have combined to win 18 Olypmic medals, most recently the two gold medals captured by Sanya Richards-Ross in the London Games this summer.

No further details were offered regarding the women's track and field program or Kearney.