Miami high school coach suspended, probed for practice during pandemic
A Miami high school football coach was suspended as administrators investigate whether he held practice against rules and stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.
The Miami Herald reports that Miami Northwestern Senior High School has launched an investigation when it learned there had been unauthorized football training. The football coach Max Edwards was suspended indefinitely.
Daisy Gonzalez-Diego, a spokeswoman for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, said the school was in communication with parents of students who may have practiced during the unauthorized training.
The Florida High School Athletic Association, the state’s governing body for high school sports, canceled all high school athletic events in the state on March 18, nine days before the start of spring football practices.
Edwards has been the head football coach for the Miami Northwestern since the 2015 season. The team has won state titles the past three years.
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