Annawan girls' basketball coach suspended


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Posted Online: Feb. 04, 2014, 9:03 pm
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By Daniel Makarewicz, danmak@qconline.com
Annawan girls' basketball coach Jason Burkiewicz has been suspended until Monday.

The district announced the suspension after an investigation that was publicly released on Tuesday afternoon. Burkiewicz's suspension stems from comments that appeared on Twitter last week.

"The Annawan District has the utmost respect and admiration for all of the opposing teams it plays and strives to encourage good sportsmanship and respect for others," Annawan superintendent Joe Buresh said in a released statement. "The matter has been fully investigated and appropriate action taken."

Buresh said Burkiewicz was placed on administrative leave on Thursday after private printed remarks made to a radio station by Burkiewicz that night were posted on Twitter. The tweet was a photo of the comments posted by a reporter from the LaSalle News-Tribune. Shortly after the tweet was sent, it was deleted.

The administrative leave was lifted on Monday, Buresh said. Burkiewicz had "partial coaching responsibilities" reinstated, but will not coach another game until the Class 1A Wethersfield Regional next week. Buresh said Burkiewicz is conducting practice until then.

Burkiewicz declined comment.

















 




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