Tumwater School District continues its investigation of Black Hills coach

lpemberton@theolympian.comDecember 13, 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

Black Hills High School teacher and football coach Dominic Yarrington continues to be on paid leave.

“We have not concluded our investigation at this time,” said Tumwater School District superintendent Mike Kirby.

Yarrington, who teaches English and social studies, was scheduled to be on paid leave Monday through Wednesday. Officials won’t say why he’s under investigation; however it is taking longer than they had expected. The issue did not rise to the level where officials felt they needed to contact the police, district spokeswoman Kim Howard said on Monday.

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. 

The Olympian is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service