UPDATED: Eagan Police Investigating Summer Camp Coach
The coach was not named in a police press release issued Tuesday.
Last Updated: 1:29 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10
Eagan police are investigating the actions of a School District 196 youth basketball and summer camp coach, according to Eagan police spokesperson Danielle Anselment.
No charges have yet been filed in the investigation, nor have police released the name of the coach who is under investigation, Anselment wrote in a press release issued Tuesday. However, the police have assigned an investigator to the case, who will determine if any criminal activity occurred, Anselment said.
The investigation was initiated after the police department received information from the school district regarding the coach, who hosted youth basketball and soccer camps and had oversight of the camps' operations. The investigation, Anselment said on Tuesday afternoon, is centered around "financial concerns" related to those camps.
Eagan police say the coach had some discretion in the manner in which he was compensated for his services and how participants registered for the camps. When district officials reviewed the practice, the coach's administration of the programs was called into question, Anselment wrote in the press release.
For several weeks, the department has been receiving information related to the investigation of the coach, Anselment said. Eagan police typically don't release information about ongoing investigations, she added, but the department felt it was necessary in this case to "dispel rumors."
Late last year, the school district put its head basketball and soccer coach, Kurt Virgin, on paid leave while the district conducted its own investigation. Citing data privacy laws, district officials did not comment on the nature of the investigation.
At the School District 196 School Board meeting last night, the board unanimously approved the retirement of Virgin, effective as of Monday, Jan. 9. The item was listed on the board's consent agenda, and was approved without discussion.