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Villanova Assistant Coach Resigns After Lies Exposed In Biography

Villanova assistant basketball coach Doug Martin has resigned from the university for lying on his biography posted on the school's website.

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Villanova assistant basketball coach Doug Martin has resigned from the university following an ESPN report claiming that Martin had lied on his biography posted to the school's website. He claimed that he played under head coach Dick Bennett at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay from 1991-1995. However, Green Bay records showed no signs of Martin ever playing there.

Nova head coach Jay Wright commented on Martin's resignation:

"I have always known Doug to be a good person and coach," stated Villanova head coach Jay Wright. "He has taken responsibility for his mistake and will move on successfully! We all wish Doug well."

Martin did play at Viterbo during that time period, an NAIA school located in Lacrosse, Wisc.

The Wildcats will now need to fill a spot on their bench, with assistant coach Doug West also leaving the program. VU Hoops suggests that the school could look to the AAU ranks, or turn towards an internal candidate.

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