“I’ve seen it on many, many occasions,” said a sophomore on the 2021 team who later switched. “He’ll pull you in there after a bad inning. You can hear screams. “
“He insults you, screams in your face,” said a top-class man of the team in 2021.
Radford sporting director Robert Lineburg said he was “100% behind” Kuhn.
“Coach is passionate and he will train hard,” Lineburg said on May 12 when he and Durand sat down with Kuhn for a joint interview with the Roanoke Times.
Durand confirmed two weeks ago that Radford University stood by Kuhn.
Three freshmen of the 2020 team said he moved to another school because he didn’t like playing for Kuhn.
“I loved 99.9% of my school. That 0.1% was him, ”said one of these players.
Kuhn, 51, spent 16 years as a pitching coach for the University of Virginia before joining Radford. He succeeded Joe Raccuia, who directed Radford for 12 seasons before stepping down.
“I was hired to take on a program, and if you do that, change is inevitable and change is difficult,” Kuhn said in the May interview. “If you either find yourself unable or unwilling to adapt or change, I believe there will be resistance.”