Saying there were “bad decisions made,” Burroughs High Principal Emilio Urioste said Tuesday he fired the school’s varsity baseball coach and canceled the remainder of the season after discovering an assistant coach served players beer during a recent Arizona trip.
Indians Coach J.R. Schwer said he and three assistants who were present at the mid-March tournament were fired by Urioste Monday. He acknowledged that a large number of players were served alcohol by an assistant coach, who he declined to name.
Schwer said he was unaware of the incident until last week.
“I first found out about it Friday when I was approached by Burroughs administrators at our practice,” said Schwer, who served as the Burroughs head coach for two years and an assistant for eight. “We had other coaches and an administrator who were on the trip with us, and they didn’t even know about it.