BU Basketball Coach Faces Bullying Accusations

Four of the 13 members of the women's basketball team have quit in the last year.
3:00 | 03/11/14

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and we'll turn now to new allegations of bullying by a college basketball coach. They're investigating Kelly Greenberg after four players quit the team claiming emotional abuse. ABC's Mara schiavocampo is here with the details. Good morning, Mara. Reporter: Good morning, George. It's a major blow to the women's basketball program. Almost a third of the team quitting this year because of the coach's alleged behavior. Some even giving up scholarships. Well, now one of those players is speaking out providing new details. She's the coach on the defense. She's really tough. Reporter: This morning, Boston university's Kelly Greenberg is facing accusations she bullied some of her players. Over the last year, four of the 13 members of the women's basketball team have quit. Two of them giving up a $60,000 a year scholarship including one who has left the university altogether. Senior guard Melissa Gallo walked off the court two weeks ago after going what she went through four years of emotional abuse. It was bullying, harassment, everything related to that. I was being criticized as a human. I was being told that I was the most selfish person on the team. Reporter: Gallo says Greenberg's bullying was so bad she described all the time. Starting going to therapy and completely lost her love of basketball. This affected every aspect of my life going through this. It was the toughest thing I've ever had to go through. Reporter: This isn't the first time players have cried foul. The university conducted an internal review after two scholarship players quit the team in 2008 after making similar accusations. Athletes have more options at their disposal if they want to tell people about trouble on their campus, if there's a coach who is misbehaving or going too far, the likelihood is we will now find out about it. Reporter: But some say the allegations are unfair. Saturday about 30 demonstrators gathered on campus to support Greenberg including current and former players. A much smaller team huddling around their coach. And in a statement Boston university says it is aware of the accusations and is taking a serious look at them. Greenberg in the last year of her contract extension has declined to comment. George, robin. Thanks very much. Now you have what must be the weirdest story of the

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