Michigan Wolverines fire their head coach!

The news was announced minutes ago.

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One notable figure in the University of Michigan athletics department is out of a job.

Minutes ago, men's hockey head coach Mel Pearson was officially terminated as head coach of the Wolverines; the news was first reported by reporter John U. Bacon. He had been head coach of the team since 2017. 

"It is official: The University of Michigan has terminated hockey coach Mel Pearson’s employment," Bacon tweeted

The firing comes not long after an explosive report following an investigation conducted by the law firm WilmerHale found that Person had ignored "contemporaneous knowledge of sexual conduct committed by former University physician Dr. Robert Anderson," mistreating women associated with the program, violating the university's COVID-19 safety protocols, and "retaliation against and unfair treatment of student athletes."

Former director of hockey operations Rick Bancroft, who retired in June, was also found to have harassed female staffers and also had a reported knowledge of the abuse committed by Anderson. 

"These issues facing the hockey program require attention," the report stated. "Despite prior efforts to assess and respond to allegations regarding the culture of the program, additional work remains to be done."