John Fey: Former Jensen Beach football coach reaches settlement with school district

Fey resigned over 'inappropriate language'

JENSEN BEACH, Fla. - A settlement has been reached between a former high school football coach, and the Martin County School District.

Former Jensen Beach coach John Fey is serving a five day suspension without pay this week according to the terms of the agreement.  The agreement though still needs to be finalized by the district at its meeting next Tuesday.

John Fey was the longest serving head coach in Jensen Beach High School history, guiding the Falcons for the past four years.

Last week, he resigned from his posts as both head coach, and as dean of students at JBHS after an internal investigation over his actions as coach.  In a statement, Fey wrote "In an attempt to motivate our team to play with more mental and physical toughness, I used inappropriate language."

Under the agreement, besides the suspension, Fey will be transferred to a teaching position within the district, and complete an anger management course.  He's also banned from attending any JBHS sporting event home or away this year.

We still don't know exactly what the coach said that led to his dismissal since the investigation is still open until the district signs off on the agreement.

Former offensive coordinator Tim Caffey took over the head coaching duties last week and the team got its first win over Forest Hill.  They host Jupiter Thursday night.

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