Garces football coach reinstated after investigation

Garces football coach reinstated after investigation

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Garces Memorial High School head football coach Jim Maples has been reinstated following an investigation into "alleged unprofessional conduct related to sporting program protocols and bylaws," according to the Diocese of Fresno and the diocesan Superintendent of Catholic Schools.

Maples was placed on paid administrative leave late last month, though neither the school nor the diocese would comment on the reason.

The reinstatement Tuesday comes after claims against Maples could not be substantiated by admissible evidence, the diocese said.