UPDATE: Holt baseball coaches won't return

Apr 18, 2017

UPDATE: Holt Superintendent Dr. David Hornak says four high school baseball coaches will not return to the program following an investigation into events during a recent trip Florida.

Head varsity coach Nathan Potts, junior varsity coach Joe Murphy and volunteer pitching coach Bob McHenry have left the Holt baseball program. Assistant volunteer coach Mark Roche was asked back, but he has decided not to return.

Hornak placed the coaches on administrative leave last week.

Interim coaches Keith Allen and Nick Brown are now running the baseball teams in Holt.

UPDATE: Holt Superintendent Dr. David Hornak has sent a follow-up email to district parents, announcing that the varsity baseball team is currently being led by interim coaches Keith Allen and Nick Brown.

A volunteer assistant coach who was not on the Florida trip, Brian Sweet, remains with the team. Junior varsity assistant coach Mark Rokita also did not travel to Florida and is in charge of the team.

UPDATE: Holt's baseball teams will continue to play under an interim coaching staff.

The varsity and junior varsity baseball coaches at Holt High School have been placed on administrative leave while an investigation is conducted into allegations involving a recent trip to Florida.

In an email to parents in the district, Holt superintendent David Hornak says assistant volunteer coaches are included in the action.

During the review, no further details are being released. It’s unclear if the action means Holt is canceling or forfeiting baseball games during the investigation.

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