SBHS girls bball coach Staricka placed on administrative leave

San Bernardino High School girls basketball coach Damian Staricka has been put on administrative leave by the San Bernardino Unified School District according to Linda Bardere, the district’s Director of Communications.

Cassandra Williams has been named the interim coach while Staricka is on leave, which is the result of an internal investigation according to Bardere.

“The investigation is a personnel matter that is separate from his duties as a basketball coach,” Bardere said. “He’s been put on leave until that investigation concludes and he is re-evaluated.”

Bardere did not know when Staricka was placed on leave. At Tuesday’s school board meeting, a personnel report indicated that Staricka had been approved as a coach at SBHS for the 2009-10 season as part of a standard annual review by the school district.

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