Two volunteer coaches with the Carolina Forest High School wrestling team have been dismissed from their coaching duties, according to Horry County schools spokeswoman Teal Harding.
Harding said neither of the volunteer coaches had any duties with the school district other than coaching wrestling. She said issues related to them are personnel matters and the school district had no further comment on either person.
Meanwhile, Horry County police confirmed an investigation concerning at least one of the volunteer coaches. Authorities said that person had been told his services were no longer needed after the police began investigating.
Horry County police met with school officials and students Oct. 30 after allegations were made about a coach inappropriately texting students, ages 15, 16 and 17, according to a report. The messages were sent between Oct. 1 and Oct. 23.
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One victim said he thought the coach was joking with the messages, but the man “was persistent which made him feel uncomfortable,” according to the police report. Officers learned the volunteer was told on Oct. 24 that his services were no longer needed with the team at the school.
Horry County police Lt. Robert Kegler said the incident remains under investigation.
The Sun News does not identify suspects until formal charges are filed.