NBC10.com - George Spencer
A track coach at Archbishop Carroll High School in Radnor is suspended without pay. He's accused of inapproriate conduct with a recently graduated student. NBC10's Lu Ann Cahn has the details.
Police say there are no grounds for any criminal charges against a Catholic school coach who was investigated for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student.
Parents and guardians of students at Archbishop Carroll High School received a letter in the mail last week.
The letter, sent out Aug. 20, states that the school's cross country track coach was placed on administrative leave and suspended without pay after the school learned of an alleged inappropriate relationship with an underage student.
The coach was relieved of all duties within the Archdiocese Monday afternoon, according to a draft of the letter obtained by NBC10.
The alleged victim, according to the letter, is not a current Carroll student. The Philadelphia Archdiocese also says the coach was not a teacher and was not coaching at other Catholic schools.
NBC10 didn't identify the coach since the coach wasn't criminally charged.
The school says that they were made aware of the "troubling situation," by the Pennsylvania Department of Child and Youth Services.
No charges will be filed, according to Radnor Township Police.
The archdiocese says the coach has been at Archbishop Carroll High School for 10 years.
The school's cross country team will continue under the guidance of the assistant coach.
"I know the coach and he seemed like a good enough guy," said Kevin Curley, Archbishop Carroll's soccer coach.
Two years ago, Archbishop Carroll Athletic Director Fran Murphy was arrested and charged with having inappropriate sexual contact with a former male student. Since Murphy's arrest, Curley says training for coaches has increased, with an emphasis on keeping healthy boundaries with students and being careful with all communications.
"When we send an email, we're supposed to CC a specific email account," Curley said. "It's common sense."
Officials with Child and Youth Services, the Delaware County District Attorney's Office and Radnor Police are all investigated the situation.