Tippy Valley football coach indefinitely suspended for 'conduct unbecoming'


A local high school football coach was benched Tuesday night.

Tippecanoe Valley Head Football Coach Steve Moriarty has been suspended indefinitely.

The school's athletic director confirms Moriarty is suspended for conduct unbecoming a coach and is under investigation and review.

School leaders say it's a personnel issue, but say the football team will continue to have leadership.

This is Moriarty's first year as head coach at Tippy Valley after being a former assistant coach at Seeger High School and Lafayette Central Catholic.

Tippy Valley hasn't had a winning season since 2012.

Moriarty recently told our partners at the Warsaw Times-Union it was an honor to be back leading the team he once played for, in hopes of changing that record.

Assistant Coach Jeff Shriver will serve as interim head coach, for now.

A school spokesperson says the school board will be discussing the suspension in an executive session this week.

There are no plans as of now to put anything involving the coach on the agenda for a public meeting.

The next board meeting is set for Monday.

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