Penn State and former Nittany Lions defensive coordinator Bob Shoop have settled their longstanding lawsuit related to the coach’s employment with the football program.
The terms of the settlement will remain confidential, but according to a statement released by the university Friday morning, Shoop “recognizes obligations under his employment contract with Penn State.”
The university sued Shoop back in June, claiming the coach owed Penn State $891,856 and breached his contract. He resigned on Jan. 10, 2016, to accept the defensive coordinator job with Tennessee.
Shoop then counterclaimed in July for damages in excess of $75,000. Shoop claimed he was subjected to intolerable work conditions and was “constructively discharged/terminated from, or forced or compelled to leave his employment with Penn State.”
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Tennessee fired head coach Butch Jones in November, and Shoop is now Mississippi State’s defensive coordinator — hired by former Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead and working alongside former colleague Charles Huff.
“Both Coach Shoop and Penn State are pleased to bring this matter to an amicable resolution,” Penn State’s statement read. “Coach Shoop wishes continued success for the Penn State football program and remains grateful for the support he received from the coaching staff, support staff and the fans while he was at Penn State. Penn State recognizes that Coach Shoop was an integral part of the coaching staff during his tenure at Penn State and wishes him the best in his future endeavors.”