Black Hills teacher, coach placed on paid leave during district investigation

lpemberton@theolympian.comDecember 9, 2013 

Black Hills new head coach Dominic Yarrington directs the Wolves during football practice at Tumwater District Stadium on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. He has been placed on paid leave pending a district investigation into a personnel issue.

TONY OVERMAN — Staff photographer

Tumwater School District officials have placed a teacher and coach at Black Hills High School on short term leave, but won’t say why.


Dominic Yarrington teaches English and social studies, and is the school’s head football coach.


“He was just put on paid leave today (Monday) through Wednesday, so that an investigation can take place,” Tumwater School District spokeswoman Kim Howard said. 


She said she couldn’t go into details about what the investigation is about, citing that it’s a personnel issue. However, she said "it did not rise to the level of calling the police." 


Yarrington was hired in April after spending two seasons as head football coach of West Seattle High School. He had previous football coaching stints at Tyee, Lindbergh and White River high schools. 


Under Yarrington's direction this fall, Black Hills went 4-5 overall and 2-3 in 2A Evergreen Conference play. 

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