Coal Ridge football coach placed on administrative leave |

Coal Ridge football coach placed on administrative leave

Jeff Caspersen
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Scott Parker has been placed on administrative leave from his duties as Coal Ridge High School’s football head coach. Garfield School District Re-2 spokesperson Theresa Hamilton confirmed on Thursday that Parker is under investigation for a coaching code of conduct violation.

“In the meantime, I don’t know where things are with the investigation,” Hamilton said.

Given that the issue is a personnel matter, Hamilton said that she could not disclose further details regarding the investigation. She did say that Parker’s administrative leave applies only to his coaching duties and that his job in the Coal Ridge High School special education department is not affected.

Hamilton said she is not sure when to expect a resolution but said that Re-2 Superintendent Susan Birdsey is going to be “respectfully diligent” in her investigation. That means Parker’s status remains up in the air for Friday’s 7 p.m. home game against Delta.

Assistant coach Greg Holley is serving as the football team’s interim head coach in Parker’s absence. Holley was Roaring Fork High School’s head football coach from 2008 to 2010. He joined Coal Ridge’s football coaching staff this school year.

Parker is in his fourth year as Coal Ridge’s head coach. He guided the Titans to a 7-4 record and the school’s first football playoff appearance last season. So far in 2011, Coal Ridge is off to a 1-1 start.

As of press time Thursday night, Parker had not returned a phone call seeking comment.

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