Former coach’s case now in hands of prosecutor

November 19, 2012

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office has turned over its investigation of a former Mason County Central coach to the prosecutor’s office.

Mason County Press first posted this story on Oct. 18 when it received inquiries from several MCC parents. Shortly after posting, we learned the name of the coach, but chose not to release that name unless charges are filed. We have also learned that the allegations are not school related but rather from a minor who lived with the coach and his family. Neither the sheriff’s office nor the prosecutor will state what the allegations are.

The coach was not an employed by the school except as a coach, he resigned Sept. 18 of this year.

MCP was informed today by Mason County Sheriff Chief Deputy Bob Brown that the investigation has been turned over to the prosecutor. Prosecutor Paul Spaniola said he had no comment on the case.

“At this time I can only confirm that an investigation is being conducted by Mason County sheriff detectives regarding a former MCC Coach,” MCC Superintendent Jeff Mount said told MCP in October.

“I am not able to share any further information at this time due to the investigation in progress. The coach in question is a former coach, due to the fact that I have received a resignation from said coach.

“Since being made aware of the situation by the investigators we have cooperated fully with the detective investigating the allegations and are conducting an internal investigation here in support of the on-going investigation.

“In doing so, we have not discovered any evidence at Mason County Central Schools that would confirm nor deny the allegations. In the meantime, we will see how the investigation from the Sheriff’s office plays out and continue to support them in any way possible.”


By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief




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