Updated: Monday, 26 Sep 2011, 11:12 AM MDT
Published : Friday, 29 May 2009, 4:45 PM MDT
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The University of New Mexico's new Head Football Coach Mike Locksley has been targeted in an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint for sexual harassment and age discrimination.
Locksley is accused of wrong doing by a long-time football program assistant, Sylvia Lopez, who filed the complaints with the EEOC. Lopez also filed a claim of retaliation against the university.
The details of the complaints against Coach Locksley and the school remain under wraps.
At a Friday news conference, UNM's Vice President of Athletics Paul Krebs said he could only release a little information.
Krebs said the school is taking Lopez's complaints seriously, adding her personnel evaluations showed her to be what he called a "solid" employee.
However, Krebs still stands by the new coach.
“He is an outstanding football coach, he is an outstanding individual,” Krebs said. “And I am really looking forward to what he's able to build here, long term for our football program.”
In a statement to News 13 Locksley said, "I had always treated everybody with respect. That is who I am. Change and transition is always tough on everybody. Out of respect for all involved that is all I am going to say."
Krebs added that he does not expect the complaints to effect the upcoming football season.
Krebs also said the school has launched its own investigation in the case, but he did not release any details about that.