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Medfield High first-year varsity boys' hockey coach George Maris has been placed on paid administrative leave until "concerns and rumors" surrounding the program are addressed, according to School Superintendent Robert Maguire.
High school principal Judith Noble held meetings with players and parents on Friday to announce the decision.
"There's a whole series of things that have been brought to our attention," Maguire said on Monday. "This will give the principal time to look into the issues and determine what's substantiated and what's not."
He declined to be more specific.
"It would be inappropriate to comment on the nature of the rumors before the principal gets to the bottom of it," he said. "In case anybody's mind is running, it's our understanding that there's nothing we're dealing with that's criminal in nature."
In Maris' absence, assistants Toby Carlow and Tony Iafolla will direct the Warriors (2-9-1 overall), who are currently the last-place team in the Tri-Valley League. Carlow played at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, while Iafolla is a Medfield alum who graduated in 1999.
The two were on the bench on Saturday night, when Medfield registered its second win of the year, an 8-4 thrashing of Dover-Sherborn.
"I feel very confident in who we're leaving the kids to," said Medfield High athletic director Jon Kirby. "Toby's done a real good job and Tony's known these guys for a long time."
Maris replaced John Panciocco, who stepped down after guiding the Medfield program for eight seasons, including a pair of league titles.
-- Matt Porter


Is there a point in here somewhere? From what you posted, 9 years ago he got in trouble with school officials, probably because some helicopter parent complained about some drill he ran?

Not sure what that has to do with the OP's question.


What would concern me more about putting my kid in his hands would be his coaching ability, as the fact remains, 9years + later he is still working towards the goal of being a college coach. If he really had the connections needed in this sport to get ahead, he'd at least be an assistant coach by now somewhere working his way towards Head coaching.


OP asked for info on CHC. Info was provided, take from it what you want.


Take it for what it is worth (nothing as I am posting anonymously on the dboard) but stay far away from the Coach. Don't want to slander, or whatever but a lot of rumors of inappropriate behavior around the locker room in regards to this guy and the kids. It is only rumors of course but I would not let my kid skate there. I don't want my kid to be the one to find out the rumors are true.