John Locher, Associated Press
Colorado State coach Larry Eustachy shouts during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against UNLV, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in Las Vegas. Colorado State won 69-49.

Colorado State University looked into basketball coach Larry Eustachy in 2013-14 for creating an atmosphere of "fear and intimidation" among his players.

In documents obtained by the Coloradoan and posted online Wednesday night, Eustachy acknowledged he "crossed the line" and later said he would "go way over the line at times" when asked about the atmosphere within the program by former athletic director Jack Graham. The documents also said the coach called players derogatory names, threw chairs, soda cans and erasers, along with punching a whiteboard.

Graham wrote to Eustachy in March 2014, saying the "behaviors we discussed shall not occur again or the University will terminate its contract with you for just cause."

Colorado State hired Eustachy in 2012. The school wouldn't comment to The Associated Press.

Eustachy coached at Utah State from 1993 to 1998, guiding the school to three regular-season Big West Conference titles and one NCAA Tournament berth in his final year in Logan. He left after that season to coach at Iowa State, and USU hired Stew Morrill away from Colorado State soon afterward.