Tommy Elrod had full entry to the whole lot the Wake Forest soccer workforce did.
From practices to visits to movie periods, Elrod knew the ins-and-outs of the Demon Deacons like few others.
And, apparently, he let their opponents know all about it.
Elrod, an analyst on Wake Forest radio, was fired Tuesday after an investigation by the varsity decided that for the previous few seasons, he had been leaking confidential recreation plans and knowledge on the Demon Deacons to their opponents by way of emails and textual content messages.
The investigation began final month when a staff help member discovered Wake Forest recreation plans at Louisville’s Papa Johns Stadium the day earlier than the Demon Deacons performed the Cardinals.
Louisville bounced again from a 12-zero deficit to beat Wake Forest forty four-12 with coach Dave Clawson saying afterward there was some type of safety breach.
On Tuesday, the varsity introduced that breach of belief got here from inside.
“It’s incomprehensible that a former Wake Forest scholar-athlete, graduate-assistant, full-time soccer coach, and present radio analyst for the varsity, would betray his alma mater,” Clawson stated in a launch.
“We allowed him to have full entry to our gamers, group features, movie room, and practices. He violated our belief which negatively impacted our whole program.”
Elrod performed for Wake Forest from 1993-ninety seven after which served as an assistant coach in numerous capacities for eleven seasons underneath Jim Grobe.
When Clawson took over earlier than the 2014 season, Elrod was not retained by Clawson and he was employed as a radio analyst.
Elrod was fired from his job with IMG Radio and has been banned from Wake Forest amenities.
The Demon Deacons will play Temple within the Army Bowl on Dec. 27 and can achieve this with a brand new radio analyst.
“I’ve recognized Tommy Elrod since his days as a participant on our soccer workforce,” Wake Forest AD Ron Wellman stated within the assertion put out by the varsity Tuesday.
“I’m deeply disenchanted that he would act towards Wake Forest, our soccer workforce and our followers in such a dangerous method by compromising confidential recreation preparation info.”