Diving coach charged with felony, two lesser charges

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By: Cody Boteler, Senior Editor

Diving Coach Maureen Mead was indicted on criminal charges Nov. 23 in connection with an Oct. 16 incident involving a smartphone found recording in the team’s locker room.

Mead has been charged with “interception of communication,” which is a felony, as well as misdemeanors “peeping Tom” and “altering physical evidence in a criminal proceeding.”

A statement from the University said that members of the administration were notified of the indictment on the same day.

“The investigation continues regarding other members of the coaching staff, and we will provide more information as it becomes available,” the statement said. “The well-being of our student-athletes remains and will continue to be our top priority.”

Maureen Mead, Head Swim Coach Pat Mead and Assistant Coach Adrienne Phillips are no longer listed as coaching staff on the swimming and diving team’s website.

According to members of the swim team, who wished to remain anonymous, Maureen Mead had been on administrative leave since the original Oct. 16 incident.

Pat Mead was put on administrative leave Nov. 17, according to those same team members.

Director of Athletics Tim Leonard appointed assistant coach Jake Shrum as acting head coach for the swimming team Nov. 17, according to a statement from the University.

According to the same statement, the University hired Tim Perkins as temporary diving coach.

The Towerlight has received a number of emails from the University as a part of our Maryland Public Information Act request pertaining to the incident. We will update this story as we are able to look through the documents.

Maureen Mead is being charged in the Baltimore County Circuit Court. No trial dates have yet been set.

– Sam Shelton contributed to this article.

 

 

 

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