W-G shake up follows Patton resignation

The Waynesfield-Goshen Locals Schools board of education approved Monday in a special meeting the resignation of Ted Patton from his position as the head varsity girls basketball coach of Waynesfield-Goshen High School.

In an interview after the meeting, W-G Superintendent Chris Pfister said, “The only thing I can really say is that there were some internal issues with the program.”

Four members of the public were present at the meeting Monday, but board members chose not to address them. Privately, however, individuals close to the situation have provided the Wapakoneta Daily News some details surrounding the “internal issues” Pfister mentioned.

WDN learned last Thursday that two members of the varsity team had quit for reasons which included them being “berated” by Patton in the locker room after a Dec. 26 loss to Elida and receiving constant “mental and emotional abuse” from Patton while he was coach.

Other sources have insisted that Patton’s behavior toward players has been poor on a routine basis in the past.

For the full story, see the Thursday, Jan. 23 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.