RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (CBS) — An Orange County high school football coach has been placed on administrative leave, according to local Catholic church officials.
Harry Welch was placed on leave Thursday when the Arch Diocese of Orange was notified of allegations involving the varsity football coach.READ MORE: Strike Averted: IATSE And AMPTP Have 'Basic Contract' Agreement, Per Officials With The Theatrical Stage Employees Union
According to the Los Angeles Times, the high school “received an anonymous email alleging that a player had been pushed or shoved by a coach.”READ MORE: Taylor's Blunder, Other Missed Chances Put LA In NLCS Hole
Orange County authorities are still trying to determine if a crime took place. No criminal complaint has been filed,sheriff’s officials said.
Welch will remain on leave pending a review by both the Santa Margarita administration and the Diocese of Orange, Diocese spokesperson Stephen Bohanon said.MORE NEWS: Karen Bass Officially Kicks Off Her Run For Mayor Of Los Angeles At Saturday Event
Welch led the Santa Margarita Eagles to the 2011 CIF Division I Championships in December where they defeated Bellarmine Prep of San Jose 42-37.