Morgan Coberly Bonita High School's volleyball coach on Monday, Dec. 17, 2007. (SGVN/Staff Photo by Watchara Phomicinda/Sports)
From Pasadena Star News:
LA VERNE - A Bonita High School volleyball coach left his job at the district amid allegations he behaved inappropriately with a player, officials said Thursday.
William Brinegar, Bonita Unified School District assistant superintendent of human resource development, confirmed that Morgan Coberly, who was the varsity girls' coach for more than five years, was no longer an employee with the district.
He declined to comment further.
Coberly and Bonita High officials did not return phone calls Thursday.
Police and school officials previously said an investigation started two weeks ago was prompted by a complaint.
Coberly is listed as an assistant girls volleyball coach for the combined athletics department of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd and Scripps colleges. He is also listed as a coach with La Verne-based Club West Volleyball, a private travel team.
Officials with Club West and the Claremont colleges could not be reached for comment Thursday.
The La Verne Police Department has declined to provide details surrounding the allegations.
Coberly is in his third year as an assistant girls volleyball coach for the combined athletics department of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd and Scripps colleges. He is also listed as a coach with Club West Volleyball, a private league based in La Verne.
Officials at Club West said Wednesday the club is conducting its own internal investigation. Two different men who answered phone calls refused to identify themselves or comment further.
Michael Sutton, athletic director at the Claremont Colleges, said he was unaware of any investigation into Coberly.
"I hope it's not true," Sutton said. "There have been no issues in the past to make us concerned."
Coberly's page at CMSAthletics.org is down. That's not a good sign.