Sho-Ban Coach: “Allegations are False”
(FORT HALL, ID) – Sho-Ban High School boys basketball coach Juan Rodriguez has been suspended amid allegations that he assaulted a player. Rodriguez says the he accidentally struck the player in the back of the head with a ball during a routine drill. He was placed on administrative leave Jan. 16, nearly two months after the alleged incident occurred. Rodriguez believes his assistant coach, Vernon Harris, is vying for his job, and is spreading false rumors with parents and the school board. Harris, who has a son on the team, denies those claims. A district investigation is ongoing.