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Here is Raul Hernandez's article from today's paper on the the preliminary hearing of former Ventura College men's basketball coach Greg Winslow, which began Wednesday and will continue this morning in Ventura.
Winslow, 45, of Ventura is charged with six counts of grand theft and one count of theft involving misappropriation of public funds. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
The March 1, 2009 story detailing the content of Winslow's arrest warrant can be found here.
Former Ventura College men's basketball Greg Winslow will be paid while the Ventura County Community College district attempts to terminate him.
Ron Bamieh, the attorney for former Ventura College men's basketball coach Greg Winslow, distributed a news release today saying that Winslow has been notified by the Ventura County Community College district that the former coach will be recommended for suspension without pay at tonight's board meeting.
Click the jump for the full news release from Bamieh and Ericksson Law:
Ventura College forfeited six Western State Conference North Division men's basketball titles won under head coach Greg Winslow from 2002 to 2007 this morning.
College President Robin Calote also placed the men's basketball program on probation for the 2009-10 season, although the program will still be able to participate in postseason play.
WSC commissioner Aviva Kamin called it "disappointing," but said there would be no further penalties to the school.
Winslow was arrested last week on five counts of felony grand theft and one count of felony public officer crime, which involves the misuse of public money. He pleaded not guilty Wednesday.
There will be more as the day goes on.
Former Ventura College men's basketball coach and athletic director Greg Winslow entered a "not guilty" plea during his arraignment Wednesday morning at Ventura County Superior Court.
Winslow was arrested last week on five counts of grand theft and one count of theft of public funds.
"Winslow's lawyer, Ron Bamieh, said his client isn't responsible for any wrongdoing. He said he is "extremely confident" that Winslow will be cleared of the allegations when the facts are known."
Winslow's next court date is April 15.
The same day the temporary association of Ned Mircetic and Will Cowen with the Ventura College men's basketball team ended, the Ventura County Community College District began advertising for their full-time successor.
The No. 10-seeded Pirates completed a 24-9 season with perhaps its only lopsided loss of the year, 83-66, at No. 7 Riverside Friday night in the Southern California regional semifinals.
Only hours before, the district posted an advertisement for a full-time coach on its website, http://www.vcccd.edu.
"It's going to be a normal hiring process," said Ventura president Robin Calote. "The district screens for minimum qualifications. There's a standard hiring committee that narrows down the pool and then I do the same."
Applicants must apply by March 29. The district lists the requested start date as Aug. 11.
Calote was asked if the events of the past 16 months would influence the type of candidate for which she was looking.
"I'm looking for a person who has both ability as an instructor and as a coach, and who has an impeccable reputation, strong ethics and commitment to student success," said Calote.
"(Someone who) understand that it's important to do so by working within college and district procedures and Commission on Athletics bylaws."
Ventura officials are preparing for a deluge of applicants.
"I think we're going to have a great pool and there's going to be a number of great applicants from in and out of the state," said Tim Harrison. "I'm sure we'll have a wide variety."
The job became open only two days after the man who filled the position for nine years, Greg Winslow, was arrested Wednesday on five counts of felony grand theft and one count of felony public officer crime, which involves the misuse of public money, allegedly stemming from his actions as men's basketball coach and athletic director.
He remains on non-disciplinary, paid leave.
Cowen begins his new role as the school's athletic director today.
Mircetic, convinced by Calote to steward the program for one year, until the school could fill the position with a full-time hire, returns full-time to his women's program, which is 32-0 and four wins from its sixth state title.
Which, once again, leaves assistant coach Jon Wyers as the only off-season face of the program.
It was a big couple days in the Ventura County district attorney office's investigation of the Ventura College men's basketball program:
Today: Warrant tracks where coach spent secret funds by Joe Curley
Thursday: Former Ventura College coach Greg Winslow arrested by Joe Curley
Former Oxnard College athletic director and physical education department chair Tim Harrison began his new job as Ventura College's dean of physical education and athletics Monday.
"I'm just trying to learn all the policies and procedures they have over here," said Harrison, who takes over the position vacated by Steve Tobias.
The school will soon advertise for the athletic director position opened by the resignations of Nancy Fredrickson and Greg Winslow earlier this year.
"I think our plan is to post a full-time AD position in the next week or two," said Harrison.
Harrison's temporary replacement at Oxnard is former men's basketball coach Ron McClurkin, said Oxnard president Richard Duran Tuesday.
At least in part.
"He's handling some of that," said Duran of McClurkin. "Some of that we're trying to get other people to handle."
Oxnard has also hired Paul Garziano, a Royal High and Moorpark College alum, as its head softball coach.
As I interviewed Ventura College football coach Jon Mack after the Pirates' 48-3 win Saturday night at Los Angeles Valley, he was congratulated by former Ventura men's basketball coach and athletic director Greg Winslow.
Winslow was directed by the Ventura Community College District in April not to have any contact with district employees and students, as a condition of his non-disciplinary, paid leave during the ongoing investigation of the VC and OC basketball programs.
Curley will update from live events and also interject with periodic comment on both international soccer and the local Ventura County Fusion.