A high school lacrosse coach in Massachusetts has resigned after allegations emerged of inappropriate communications with her players. 

According to a report from the USA Today, Milton High School girls lacrosse coach Katherine Phelan was dismissed during the state playoffs for having communications with her players that included:

  • Texting and contacting students on the team during the day
  • Texting and contacting students on the team at nights
  • Texting and contacting students on the team on weekends
  • Inappropriate conversations

The allegations were enough for Milton to launch an investigation into the matter. With the start of the investigation, the school took “immediate action by removing the coach from her duties.”

Two days after having been removed, Phelan resigned, citing graduate school and the travel obligations of the job as the motivation behind her resignation.

“We are disappointed and concerned by this alleged conduct,” Milton High School principal James Jette wrote to the school’s student body. “The district takes very seriously its duty and obligation to care for our student-athletes.”

Andy Berg is Executive Editor of Athletic Business.