AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Former University of Texas women s track coach Bev Kearney is pursuing race and gender discrimination complaints against the school with federal and state officials.

Kearney s filed complaints Tuesday with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Texas Workforce Commission, the first steps toward filing a lawsuit. By law, those agencies must have the case for 180 days before she can sue.

Kearney, who is black, resigned in January as Texas prepared to fire her for an inappropriate relationship with one of her athletes in 2002.

Texas later revealed that assistant football coach Major Applewhite, who is white, was allowed to keep his job after having an inappropriate relationship with a student trainer on a bowl trip in 2008.

University officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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