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Radford U. dive coach out after incident
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Radford U. dive coach out after incident

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A Radford University diving coach is no longer employed as police investigate an alleged incident that took place at the team’s pool on Monday, according to university spokesman Joe Carpenter.

Because the investigation is ongoing and involves a personnel matter, Carpenter would not say who was under investigation. However, he did confirm assistant swimming and diving team coach Patrick Pyrch, as of Friday afternoon, is no longer employed at the university.

The altercation allegedly took place at the Dedmon Center Pool, where Radford’s team holds meets and practices.

Carpenter would not say whether the incident involved any physical contact.

“That’s certainly a significant element of detail,” he said. “Part of the investigation is to talk to a number of folks who may have witnessed it as well as the individuals involved to better ascertain what may have transpired.”

No charges had been filed related to the matter as of Friday evening.

Pyrch was in his second season with the team, the university’s website says. He was hired with 35 years of experience, including as head coach of the Connecticut Elite Divers’ springboard diving program and head diving coach at Wesleyan University.

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