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New Hampshire fires staffer over alleged locker room photos

By Matt Norlander | Staff Writer

The University of New Hampshire has fired its longtime director of basketball operations after school officials alleged he "secretly took pictures of male athletes in a locker room."

This story comes via the Associated Press.

Scott Weitzell, 50, had been with UNH's basketball program for 12 seasons, according to a web cache of his official bio on the school's site. (Which has since been deleted.) The AP story states, "Weitzell is accused of taking the pictures during a game at the University of Vermont Jan. 20. He was arrested by Newmarket police Feb. 21 and charged with resisting arrest and falsifying evidence after he tried to destroy the cell phone he used to take the pictures."

Weitzell was put on administrative leave while the details of the case were being sorted out. He was fired this week, following an investigation from school officials.

According to his school bio Weitzell, who coached for 19 seasons at New Hampshire's Newmarket High School, was responsible for "community relations, coordination of the men's basketball Cage Club, Alumni Affairs, team budgeting and fundraising and organizing player and coaches' clinics."

New Hampshire is 6-23 this season and plays top-seeded Vermont on Saturday in the America East tournament.

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