Kim Brooks returns to classroom at La Mirada but not to field

La Mirada High’s Kim Brooks has returned to his teaching position on the campus, he confirmed Tuesday, but is still suspended as athletic director and baseball coach.
Brooks was suspended by the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District last month after an audio tape of a profanity-laced tirade directed at the baseball team was released. He confirmed Tuesday he’d returned last week to his position as a social studies teacher but said there had been “no word” as to whether he’d return to his positions in the athletic department.
Brooks took part in Monday’s graduation ceremony, and many of his supporters showed up to an NLMUSD public meeting last week.
Brooks’ suspension came just before the Matadore baseball team began the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs in late May. Many of the players dedicated their playoff performance to Brooks, and the team reached the semifinal round in an emotional run. Assistant coach Jimmy Zurn took over the head coaching duties during the playoffs.
Calls to the district office and to La Mirada principal Bill Seals were not immediately returned Tuesday.

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