John Mannion, the head varsity football coach at Coronado High School, was put on indefinite leave of absence today, according to the Clark County School District.
Michael Rodriguez, a district spokesman, would not comment on the reasons for placing Mannion, 50, on paid leave, but school police have acknowledged that they have begun a financial investigation of the Henderson school’s football program.
More than $20,000 generated by student athletes at Coronado is believed to be missing, according to sources inside the school district.
Mannion, however, estimated the missing money is about $6,000. He said he suspects the money was stolen from a cabinet in the football office in August. He said he is willing to reimburse the school.
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