It’s not as if Baylor needed more bad news – even if its old news – but a new documentary on the lowest of the many low moments in Baylor Athletics history has reminded many of what a completely corrupt athletics program Baylor has been running for decades now. It’s not enough that Head Football Coach Art Briles keeps trying to rehabilitate himself after he let his football players abuse and rape women. It’s not enough that Baylor apparently strong-armed the Waco police into helping cover up their players’ crimes. Now, everyone has to be reminded that former Head Basketball Coach Bliss actually attempted to cover up a murder of one of his players – by another player. And rather than having a respectable degree of remorse, Bliss apparently still thinks he got the short end of the stick by being banned from coaching for 10 years. Yet amazingly, another supposedly Christian college hired Bliss two years ago. Bliss had been the basketball coach at Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, OK – which Red is sure is a fine institution that believes in forgiveness such that it hires complete scum like Bliss – until Showtime recently aired the new documentary detailing Bliss’ role in covering up the murder of Patrick Dennehy by teammate Carlton Dotson in 2003. Bliss claimed that Dennehy was a drug dealer – a vicious lie that Bliss refuses to let go of. Deadspin has more on why Bliss was likely forced to resign and why this piece of walking human filth should never be around college students again.
Southwestern Christian University men’s basketball coach Dave Bliss announced his resignation this evening just a few days after Showtime premiered a documentary on the murder of former Baylor player Patrick Dennehy by then-teammate Carlton Dotson in 2003. Bliss was the Bears’ coach at the time, and his handling of the scandal is a major part of the documentary.
Bliss agreed to be interviewed for the documentary, even though it would inevitably reflect harshly on his time in charge of Baylor. After Dennehy was killed, Bliss repeatedly claimed that he had paid his tuition at Baylor by selling drugs. In fact, Bliss had violated NCAA rules by paying Dennehy’s tuition himself after Dennehy transferred from New Mexico. The NCAA was closing in on Bliss, and he cooked up the drug dealing story (which Waco PD say there is no evidence for) to shake investigators.