Acalanes Football Players Respond to Coach’s Release

By Juliet Becker, Online Feature Editor

// After an incident at the varsity football game at Acalanes on Sept. 3, the Acalanes Union High School District (AUHSD) released Greg Young from his position as a junior varsity football coach.

   Many community members began to discuss the incident after the Acalanes football team wore their jerseys to school on Sept. 8 with the name “Young” taped on the back in place of their own names. Along with altering their jerseys, some of the players also went to the AUHSD District Office to get more information on the unclear situation.

   Although the incident at the Sept. 3 football game is a topic of discussion on campus, the school cannot release details of the event due to privacy concerns.

Acalanes Principal Eric Shawn sent the following statement to the football program:

Our JV football coach, Coach Young, was placed on paid administrative leave today and will not be returning for the season. Unfortunately, I cannot comment further due to the privacy of personnel matters, but want to assure you that we do not make decisions like this lightly, knowing they impact students and our valuable athletic program.  The District will be searching for a qualified replacement to coach for the remainder of the season. Head Coach Floyd and Athletic Director Randy Takahashi have made arrangements to ensure a smooth transition to a new coach.

As the situation develops and more information is released, Blueprint will continue to update this story.

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