Athletic Director Steps Down Amid Bullying Allegations

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A Texas high school athletic director has resigned after multiple complaints were filed against the man about his alleged bullying of students. 

Lee Crisp, athletic director of Medina Valley ISD and head football coach, submitted a letter of resignation to the district on July 15. He also sent a letter to staff saying it was time to "move on." 

According to My San Antonio, Students and parents have accused Crisp of bullying and favoritism over the past year, with one family alleging that Crisp mocked their son's speech impediment. Other parents said the coach wouldn't allow their son to ride home on the bus from an away game. 

In January, more than 50 parents signed a letter to superintendent Kenneth Rohrbach that contained more accusations, but action was never taken.  

In March, district facilities director Tommy Ellison complained that district staff had created a toxic work environment. He said that Crisp was hired in 2019 after failing a drug test, but noted that another employee was fired for failing the same test. 

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