Brockton High School varsity hockey coach James Connors has resigned amid an investigation into allegations of “unbecoming conduct,” school officials said. He has held the position since late 2007.
The Brockton High School varsity hockey coach has resigned amid an investigation into allegations of “unbecoming conduct,” school officials said.
The coach, James Connors, has held the position since fall 2007. Connors is also listed in the School Department budget as a physical education teacher at Arnone Elementary School.
Connors resigned late Tuesday afternoon, and there is an “ongoing investigation” related to the resignation, said high school Principal Susan Szachowicz. She said she couldn’t comment further due to the investigation.
The internal investigation is the result of allegations of “unbecoming conduct” against the hockey coach, said School Committee Vice Chairman Thomas Minichiello.
Minichiello said he had no details on the specific nature of the allegations.
After being reached by phone by The Enterprise on Wednesday, Connors hung up without giving comment. A subsequent phone message was not returned.
Superintendent Matthew Malone declined to comment, calling it a confidential personnel matter. Brockton athletic director Thomas Kenney did not return phone and e-mail messages Wednesday.
Connors is earning a salary of $73,075 this year as a physical education teacher at the Arnone School, according to the School Department budget.
When Connors was hired, then-athletic director John Boutin said Connors got the job because he worked as a gym teacher in Brockton and had come “highly recommended” from youth-hockey coaching stints in Taunton and Braintree.
Boutin could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.
Brockton High’s assistant varsity hockey coach, Chris Cunningham, has been appointed as acting varsity hockey coach, Szachowicz said.