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Federal civil suit against QU, former coach set for 2020 trial

Federal civil suit against QU, former coach set for 2020 trial

1 week, 6 days ago by Scott Hardy

Daniel Lozier wants $10 million in damages

A $10 million Federal civil suit, filed a former Quincy University student and member of the men's tennis team against the school and its' former tennis coach, will go to trial next year.

Court records show that on Thursday, a November 17, 2020 trial date was set during a scheduling conference with U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. Daniel Lozier filed the 12-count suit last April in U.S. District Court in Springfield against QU and former men's tennis coach Brian Holzgrafe. Lozier claims that after he was interviewed in April 2017 by the school's Title IX administrator about allegations that Holzgrafe was in an intimate relationship with a member of the QU Women's tennis team, details of the interview were leaked within a day. Lozier claims he was retaliated against after his testimony, saying he was kicked off the tennis team 2 days after the interview, and that other QU officials told him to complete the semester remotely, off campus.

Both QU and Holzgrafe have filed responses to the suit, denying the charges.

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