Columbine High School’s Boys Lacrosse program is searching for a new leader after it was announced that long-time head coach Matt Plitnick will not be returning next year.
In an email sent by Columbine Athletics Director Scott Christy to parents and players, the school said that Plitnick will not be returning after being, “found to be in violation of Jefferson County Public Schools policies.” Christy then went on to explain that, “this course of action was taken in order to uphold Columbine’s ideals of integrity, respect, and excellence in all we do.” In the email, Christy did not specify what the violations were.
The Jefferson County Public Schools Chief Communications Officer, Diana Wilson, said the following in an email to Colorado Lacrosse Report:
“Matt Plitnick will not be returning as the Columbine Lacrosse Head Coach. Some team business practices caught the attention of administration, they investigated, and found district policy had been violated. We cannot elaborate since it’s a personnel issue.” -Diana Wilson, Jeffco Public Schools
Coach Plitnick did not elaborate on the nature of the violations and instead offered this statement:
“I greatly enjoyed my time at Columbine and wish the absolute best for some amazing players. Very proud of the 6 league titles, 3 All Americans and countless All state players as well as a stellar team GPA. Thank you for all your support.” -Matt Plitnick
This is a developing story. We will update this post as more information becomes available.