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Belmont Women's Soccer Coach No Longer With Team

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(Photo from Belmont's website) (Photo from Belmont's website)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Belmont University's women's soccer coach is no longer with the team, after reports that she was forced out because of her sexuality.

Belmont University released a statement on Friday about women's soccer Coach Lisa Howe, saying both the University and Coach Lisa Howe agreed that Coach Howe did not "resign" from her job. But Belmont said she wasn't fired either.

The statement said: "...there was a mutual agreement that it would be in the best interests of both Coach Howe and the university for her to conclude her employment as coach."

The statement did not mention her sexuality.

Among other accomplishments during Howe's leadership, the Belmont women's soccer team received its first ever bid to the NCAA Tournament in 2008.

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