Lake Park head football coach Chris Roll has been removed from his position after an investigation revealed that Roll failed to administer a criminal background check on a volunteer assistant coach with a criminal record, according to a news release from Lake Park District 108.
The Lake Park High School Administration released a report on Thursday that a volunteer varsity football coach had a criminal record based upon a 1992 sex offense. Lake Park coaches are required to submit their team's coaching record to school district's human resources department for a criminal background check.
According to the district's investigation, Roll directed an assistant coach to remove the volunteer coach's name from the list submitted to human resources. The administration said it recommend disciplinary action be issued by the Board of Education.
Lake Park Athletic Director Pete Schauer and Principal Dominic Manola are also to be disciplined, according to the news release.
"After Schauer questioned Roll mid-season regarding the volunteer coach’s identity, he failed to require a criminal background check based upon Roll’s response that the volunteer coach had limited involvement coaching and interacting with players," according to the news release. "Manola neglected to report a conversation mid-season in which he was told that the volunteer coach had a background which could prevent him from working with student athletes."