Local High School Football Coach Relieved of Duties

(Mineral City, Ohio) – The high school football coach for the Tuscarawas Valley Local School district was relieved of his duties effective Wednesday, September 5th.

Few details have been released, but officials have confirmed that head football coach and Dean of Students, George Zagales, was relieved of his duties with pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

The school district released the following statement:

“Mr. Zagales, head football coach and TVMS/TVHS Dean of Students for Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools, has been relieved of duties, with pay, pending the outcome of an internal investigation. It is a personnel matter; therefore, further specifics are not available. Mr. Murphy, superintendent, Mr. Franks, athletic director, and Mr. Phillips, high school principal met with all coaches and players. Coaches and players were encouraged to continue working hard, follow the direction of the coaching staff, and make the best of the situation.”

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