BIG RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 18 -- Ferris State head basketball coach Tom Ludwig was suspended for 60 days Saturday and told he would be fired at the end of the season by the board of trustees for allegedly using ethnic slurs toward a player.
The player in question was of Polish descent and has left the team but not the school since the incident happened last season. Ludwig had announced Friday that he would resign following a weekend tournament. The 14-year coach has a 247-139 record and has led the team to seven conference titles. Assistant coach Bill Sall will take over in an interim basis.