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Corona football coach under another investigation

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Posted: Monday, October 18, 2010 2:05 pm | Updated: 3:34 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Corona del Sol football coach Zane Zamenski is being investigated for a second time in his eight-month tenure for allegations of "inappropriate conduct," according to Linda Littell, the Tempe school district's director of communications.

Littell confirmed the district received a letter last week that described incidents that potentially jeopardized injured players' safety,  but Tempe Union High School District was on its fall break last week, so the investigation began Monday.

The district declined to comment about specific allegations surrounding this investigation, but Littell said Zamenski will continue to coach the team "at this time," while the investigation is ongoing.

Littell didn't know a timetable for when the investigation will be complete.

Neither Zamenski nor athletic director Dan Nero could be immediately reached for comment.

Zamenski is in his first year as the school's football coach and teaches at the school. After three years at Phoenix South Mountain, he was hired in February to replace the retired Gary Venturo.

Corona is 1-7 on the season. The Aztecs host Basha on Friday night.

In July, an anonymous letter was sent to the district on behalf of more than a dozen Corona del Sol players and parents, alleging Zamenski made lewd comments toward his players. Zamenski was "assigned to home" and eventually suspended five days without pay after the district's investigation confirmed a few of the alleged instances, but Zamenski retained his job in early August.

During a follow-up meeting with players, parents and staff in early August, district superintendent Steve Adolph made it clear Zamenski was under a no-tolerance policy.

“There’s no three strikes and you’re out,” Adolph said at the meeting. “He will lose his job if those behaviors continue.”

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