from Tom Keller and Robert Bell staff writers www.news-record.com:
GREENSBORO — Northern Guilford High School’s principal and athletic director have been placed on administrative leave while Guilford County Schools investigates possible impropritries within the Nighthawks’ athetic program.
A source within Northern Guilford’s athletic program said Friday that principal Joe Yeager was placed on administrative leave today, and athletic director Derrell Force on Wednesday. The source asked not to be named because of the pending investigation.
Northern Guilford volleyball coach Sharon Parks, a former athletic director at Southeast Guilford, said Friday she will act as interim athletic director while Derrell Force is out.
Force and Yeager could not be reached for immediate comment.
School board member Amos Quick said the school system has been investigating Northern Guilford in recent weeks.
“There have been indications that perhaps the school system needs to question and get some clarification at Northern on some athetic issues,” said Quick.
He said the school board was not on the “front line of receiving information” and deferred questions to Guilford County athletic director Leigh Hebbard.
On Thursday, head basketball coach Stan Kowalewski said: “I can tell you unequivocally that nothingâ€™s wrong with our program and that I am fine.”