CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice twice met with top Marshall University officials in recent months suggesting they replace football coach Doc Holliday with former coach Bob Pruett, according to multiple sources.
Gilbert, 18 months into his tenure as Marshall’s president, declined comment to MetroNews on Wednesday.
Justice made his pitch for Pruett again March 28 — during the height of the Legislature’s budget battle — by calling five members of the university Board of Governors to a meeting at the Capitol. The board members present included chairman Wyatt Scaggs, James Bailes, Christie Kinsey, Tim Dagostine and Oshel Craigo.
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