Local high school coach placed on administrative leave after complaint
Sat, 04 Feb 2012 20:14:13 GMT —
Oswego High School girls' varisty basketball coach Philip Reed has been placed on administrative leave.
In a written statement, Superintendent of Schools Bill Crist said,"Oswego City School District officials are investigating a parent complaint against the girls' varsity basketball coach who has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation."
CNY Central received a complaint against Reed from a parent late Friday night, saying the coach put girls through a excessive physical exercise at practice on that day.
Bill Foley, a spokesperson for the school district, could not confirm those details or whether that specific complaint touched off the investigation, but did say the investigation should be completed by early next week.
This is not the first time Reed has been in trouble with district officials.
In December of 2010, Reed was placed on administrative leave over an allegation that he shook at 14-year-old female student in a classroom.
CNY Central went to Reed's home on Saturday night to hear his side of the story, but no one would answer the door.
The JV girls coach has taken over as head coach of the varsity team.
Foley said the team practiced Saturday morning and Athletics Director Scott Sugar has spoken with the team.
Stay with CNY Central for the latest details on this developing story.