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Ex-Pitt Basketball Strength Coach to Get Race, Age Bias Trial

Dec. 16, 2021, 4:18 PM

A jury must decide whether the University of Pittsburgh fired the White, 46-year-old strength and conditioning coach for its women’s basketball team because of his race and age, the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled.

Pitt says Timothy Beltz was let go after nearly 19 years, including the last two working for the women’s team, but the decision wasn’t driven by bias, Pitt said. The discharge decision was made when new head coaches were hired and the entire staffs for both the men’s and women’s teams were fired. Both moves were spurred by a newly hired athletic director because the teams ...