Daleville superintendent: Baseball coach situation is ‘not a baseball or athletic matter’

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DALEVILLE, Ala. (WDHN) — Dale City Schools Superintendent Lisa Stamps said the school district is working on how to move forward after the controversial decision to place Daleville High School’s head baseball coach on leave.

Daleville baseball players walked out of their classes Thursday after the high school’s head baseball coach Justin Hendrix was put on administrative leave by the Daleville City Board of Education.

“Mr. Hendrix has primary duties as a P.E. teacher at Windham Elementary School with supplementary athletic duties to include head baseball coach at Daleville High School,” Stamps said. “The matter involving Mr. Hendrix is a personnel matter, not a baseball or athletic matter.”

Administrators had concerns with Hendrix’s employment duties in the Fall of 2019, and when he returned to school in January, he presented a check to the high school baseball team that came through a family member of his.

“While trying to determine how to best move forward regarding the decision of the donation, the concerns regarding Mr. Hendrix’s primary job duties continued, and I placed him on administrative leave pending board action on my recommendation to terminate him,” Stamps said.

Other than job duties, no other reason was cited as to why he was recommended to be terminated, and with baseball season right around the corner, many wonder what will be done.

“Our students will not go without baseball, and we will take care of our baseball like we always do,” Stamps said.


You can watch Stamp’s full statement on the matter below.

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