Records reveal details of former Georgia recruiting program coordinator Dacia King's dismissal
Back in May, Dacia King resigned as Georgia’s recruiting program coordinator. Records obtained by Dawgs247 have revealed details on the parting between King and UGA.
According to Kipp Adams, it started with a minor recruiting violation committed on Feb. 2 when she allowed “a student-worker to perform impermissible hosting duties during an official visit by a prospective student-athlete.” Here’s how King, per Adams, described the Feb. 2 incident in an appeal:
King says that on that day, the student worker walked a recruit and his mother from the basketball ticket registration table to the recruiting seats while King waited on the father and position coach to arrive. Two minutes later, King says the father arrived, and she walked him to the seats, where she found the student host answering questions from the mother. King was informed by Will Lawler, the executive associate athletic director of compliance at Georgia, that this was considered a “hosting duty,” that constituted impermissible recruiting duties.
King says that on Feb. 6, she went to Lawler to explain what happened and that she suggested the student worker be suspended. She says she received the notice of the NCAA violation but was not made aware of the student worker being suspended.
A second violation reporterly occurred on G-Day involving the same student-worker under King’s supervision, per Adams:
[T]hat same student-worker took part in recruiting duties on April 20, which was the G-Day spring scrimmage. King argues that she had informed Marshall Malchow, Georgia’s director of football recruiting, of her intentions of having the student worker take part in G-Day activities and that Lawler saw the student worker multiple times that day and never mentioned leaving the premises. Two days later, Lawler asked King to explain the student’s presence on G-Day, stating that Lukman Abdulai and Malchow had received documentation stating the worker was suspended.
Adams reports that King was then informed by Georgia that her contract was going to be terminated for breach of contract by failing to adhere to the NCAA penalty. UGA accepted her resignation on May 6.