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Baseball: Kennedy is advertising for new coach

September 11, 2012 | 11:50 am

Manny Alvarado's 24-year tenure as baseball coach at Granada Hills Kennedy appears to be over.

Principal Suzanne Blake recently instructed Athletic Director Kevin Kanemura to post the following announcement: "John F. Kennedy HS in Granada Hills has the following open coaching positions for the spring 2013 season: Varsity baseball head coach. Resumes should be sent to Kevin Kanemura."

"No one has called me to tell me I'm done," Alvarado said Tuesday.

Alvarado continues to report each day to an undisclosed location after being reassigned by the Los Angeles Unified School District on the first day of school last month.

The LAUSD has refused to comment on why Alvarado was reassigned, citing confidentiality and privacy laws.

Kennedy's baseball program was involved in two controversial incidents last school year.

Two players were involved in an alleged hazing incident outside the school weight room. The LAUSD tried to suspend Alvarado in connection with that matter, but he appealed that decision.

In June, a junior varsity coach was arrested after allegedly smoking marijuana with a group of players he took to a Dodgers game. He was fired.

Kennedy has won five City Section championships under Alvarado.

-- Eric Sondheimer

 

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