Hillsboro HS football coach put on leave after incident

An incident happened during a game against Milwaukie High School

Hillsboro High School football coach Adam Reese has been put on administrative leave. (KOIN/Hillsboro School District)
Hillsboro High School football coach Adam Reese has been put on administrative leave. (KOIN/Hillsboro School District)

HILLSBORO, Ore. (KOIN) — The Hillsboro High School football coach has been put on administrative leave after an incident at a recent football game.

The school district is investigating an alleged incident that reportedly occurred during Hillsboro High School’s October 13 football game against Milwaukee. Head coach Adam Reese was placed on leave Thursday, October 27, immediately after the incident was reported.

District communications director Beth Graser said the school would not comment on the alleged incident until the investigation had been concluded.

“That’s just so that we can, again, conduct due process and make sure that we’re getting all the information before anything has been stated publicly,” Graser said, adding that there was currently no timetable for when the investigation may be completed. “It’s standard practice for any staff member to be placed on administrative leave if we have cause to conduct a fact-finding investigation.”

Along with coaching the football team, Reese is a physical education teacher and also coaches the wrestling team.

Lou Bailey, the school’s principal, sent a letter to staff and football parents Monday night confirming Reese had been placed on administrative leave.

Dear Hilhi Staff and Football Parents,

Typically we would not proactively share information about confidential personnel matters, however we have been contacted by the media regarding a current situation so I wanted to give you a heads-up as it is likely to be on tonight’s news.

Coach Adam Reese is currently on administrative leave as we look into an incident that allegedly took place at the Hilhi vs. Milwaukie football game on October 13, 2016. Putting staff members on administrative leave is a normal part of the process we follow as we conduct investigations.

Unfortunately, I am not at liberty to share additional details at this time.

Thank you for understanding.

Lou Bailey
Principal