Washington Catholic school coach on leave amid background probe

The Associated Press /


Published Oct 1, 2012 at 05:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

EVERETT, Wash. — A Catholic school in Everett has put its interim head football coach on leave while officials explore issues raised about his previous job in Oregon.

Archbishop Murphy High School officials said Michael Allison agreed to be placed on paid administrative leave while they review the issues that have been raised in the newspaper.

Allison ended his teaching career at a school in Oregon after he stipulated to an inappropriate relationship with a female student. No criminal allegations were made.

Public records show Allison surrendered his teaching license in Oregon after an investigation in 2009 concluded he engaged in inappropriate conduct with a high school student.