Coach John O’Connor Suspended at Holy Family University After Video Shows Collision with or Assault of Matt Kravchuk

A Philadelphia university has suspended a men’s basketball coach John O’Connor accused of attacking a player at practice. The incident was caught on video.

A ‘collision’ between Holy Family University Head Coach John O’Connor and sophomore forward Matt Kravchuk was captured on video. Kravchuk was left with a bloody mouth and an injured wrist, according to his attorney.

Athletic Director, Sandra Michael received an e-mail about the incident, and Sandra Michael assured Kravchuk and his family that the coach had been reprimanded, but refused to discuss what actions were taken.

On Feb. 11, Kravchuk’s family – still unsatisfied with the university – filed a report with the Philadelphia Police Department.

Holy Family University is a fully accredited Catholic, private, co-educational, four-year university located in the Torresdale section of Philadelphia. Holy Family University provides liberal arts and professional programs for more than 2,100 undergraduate students through day, evening, and summer sessions.

Holy Family University has 15 varsity sports teams, nine women’s and six men’s teams. Sandra Michael, who oversees the university’s 15 NCAA Division II sports, has been Athletic Director since 1985.. The teams at Holy Family University compete in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) and are affiliated with NCAA Division II. CACC is the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference composed of 14 colleges and universities located in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.