FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Waides Ashmon has been temporarily reassigned from his position as Fort Pierce Westwood High School's head football coach and interim athletic director, according to St. Lucie County Schools spokesperson Janice Karst.
Karst said Monday afternoon that the district received "allegations" against Ashmon and are in the process of investigating them. Karst would not disclose the nature of the allegations and said Ashmon was reassigned on Monday.
Ashmon will not return to Westwood until the completion of the investigation, Karst said.
When reached by phone Monday, Ashmon declined comment.
"Anytime we receive allegations, they are taken seriously, but until we know the outcome of the investigation, that is all I can say," Karst said.
Karst had not heard who would serve as Westwood's interim head football coach or interim athletic director in Ashmon's absence. Acting Westwood principal Kevin Perry could not be reached for comment.
Preparing for his third season at Westwood, Ashmon had been leading the Panthers through spring practice since May 1. Westwood finished 8-4 last fall, losing 27-20 to Belen Jesuit in a regional final game. In Ashmon's first season, Westwood was 10-2 and district champion.
Ashmon was named the school’s interim athletic director in August, replacing Mark Biss who left to take an administrative district position.
In March of 2008, former Westwood principal Keith Brown hired Ashmon - who came from Laney (Ga.) High School and was a defensive coordinator/associate head coach - to replace Kevin McMahon.
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