Families at Serra High School say that their junior varsity volleyball coach was fired last month without explanation. They tell 10News, the district and the school administration has ignored their letters asking why.
Coach Frederick Kahili Schucht says over the last three years, he has always had a clean personnel record with the district. Now, the former Serra High JV Volleyball coach has been left asking why he was fired two weeks ago.
"My question was, did I do something wrong with the girls?" says Schucht. "No feedback."
Schucht tells 10News the problems began after his daughter got into a fight with another team mate during a weekend tournament. He was coaching another team that weekend and was not present during the incident.
The following week, Schucht and the head coach were both fired.
"I said I really don't know anything… I know my daughter got hit, but I wasn't here," Schucht says. "I was down at Olympian High School coaching a tournament."
His wife is concerned. She says this kind of thing can affect his ability to coach in the future.
"I'm just worried about his integrity and character," says Sy Schucht. "That's what's in question."
Brian Alessio's daughter has been coached by Schucht for the last two years. He says the team is devastated and feels the girls are the ones who are losing a great role model.
"He was a great mentor to them, he was a great influence in their lives," says Allesio. "Like I said we felt blessed to have him be a mentor to them."
10News contacted San Diego Unified School District about Schucht's dismissal. They confirmed he was let go and released this statement:
"Mr Schucht was a part-time, walk-on coach and an at-will employee. No further details can be provided as this is a personnel issue," according to the statement.
Everyone says all they want is an answer.
Schucht says after devoting so much of his own time and resources he feels he's owed one.
"I just want to know if I was hazardous to the girls, if I endangered the girls, if my coaching style was not what they wanted," says Schucht. "I just want to know."
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