Former Baylor coach Dave Bliss, who was hit with a 10-year show-cause penalty from the NCAA after a scandal that rocked the program, has been hired as the head coach at NAIA school Southwestern Christian University.
Bliss, 71, resigned at Baylor in 2003 following an investigation into the murder of Baylor player Patrick Dennehy by teammate Carlton Dotson. Bliss made impermissible tuition payments for Dennehy and another player, and tried to paint Dennehy as a drug dealer.
Southwestern Christian University, which is located in Bethany, Oklahoma, confirmed to ESPN that Bliss will be introduced at a 3 p.m. news conference Wednesday.
Bliss was the athletic director and coach at Allen Academy, a private prep school outside of Dallas, and previously was a coach in the CBA.
"Allen Academy has been great to re-energize me," Bliss told ESPN. "Southwestern is a long way from being 'the finished product,' but I feel that what they need are things that I can help them with."
Bliss' 10-year show-cause penalty expires later this year. He won 525 games as a head coach at Oklahoma, SMU, New Mexico and Baylor.