Massillon Washington (Ohio) head soccer coach Nate Moore has returned to his post after being placed on leave pending an investigation into an alleged incident of intimidation at practice.
School officials and Massillon police were investigating an incident that allegedly took place at the practice on June 26.
According to the police report, several players participated in a “game” involving pinning other student athletes to the ground and trying to strip their clothes while the victims tried to extricate themselves, according to a report by Alec Sapolin and Julia Bingel from Cleveland 19.
Their report also includes the following statement by Massillon City Schools Superintendent Paul Salvino.
“While Coach Moore was on paid administrative leave, our administrative team was able to review all aspects of the situation. Concluding this review, we are extremely confident in his ability to lead our sports programs as well as our football team. We look forward to getting back to work as Coach Moore resumes work on July 25, 2023. Once again, we have the utmost confidence in Coach Moore’s continued leadership.”
The Stark County Attorney’s Office says it is still reviewing the case.
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