Chris Jans was recently fired from his role as the Bowling Green Falcons men's basketball head coach after his extremely inappropriate behavior at a bar in late March. One could imagine that it's been a rough time for Jans, and today an apology issued to USA Today was released.
"On March 21st I made a mistake for which I sincerely apologize. After our final loss of the season I went to a bar to be amongst friends, became intoxicated and proceeded to act in a manner which was inappropriate. I have tried to instill in every student I've coached the importance of taking responsibility for one's actions, and that is what I am trying to do now.
"I have been completely forthcoming and honest with the Bowling Green State University administration during this process. I immediately made efforts to apologize to those offended that evening including the woman who approached me that night to chastise me for my conduct. Although I have already apologized to my wife, my family, my players and coaches, I want to now publicly apologize to everyone else, including any one in the BGSU community who may have been affected by this matter — I am truly sorry.
"Finally, I want to thank BGSU for giving me the opportunity to be its head basketball coach. I plan to use the future months and years to improve myself as an individual and to show them that their faith in me as a coach, and a person, was not unwarranted."
Jans led the Falcons to a 21-12 overall record in 2014-15, his first year as their head coach. He was fired from the university on April 2.