StFX coach resigns for hitting CBU timekeeper

February 4, 2009

Garry Gallimore, an assistant coach with the Saint Francis Xavier University men's basketball team, resigned yesterday over an incident last week in which he struck a teenaged timekeeper -- a Cape Breton University student -- in the face at a match between the 2 universities. Gallimore, who was suspended by StFX and urged by CBU officials to be punished, apologized to the student, CBU, and StFX, his alma mater. He said his "action was unacceptable, and the right way to show that is to resign." StFX News Release | CBC