Washington prep football coach relieved of his duties after allegedly exposing himself to players

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SPOKANE, Wash. — A Spokane high school football coach who is accused of exposing himself to players last summer has been relieved of his coaching duties.

Spokane school administrators on Tuesday declined to renew Ferris High School football coach Jim Sharkey’s coaching contract.

The Spokesman-Review reports Sharkey is being investigated by the school district and the sheriff’s office in Shoshone County, Idaho, where the summer camp was held.

Sharkey denies the allegations. He has coached the Ferris Saxons since 2006 and won a state championship in 2010.

At least three football players have claimed that while Sharkey was grilling hot dogs and hamburgers at the camp, he turned toward them and exposed himself. He allegedly said to the students “You think that is a big dog – take a look at this,” the Spokesman-Review reports.

The coach remains on paid administrative leave from his teaching job. Sharkey also teaches fitness and health at the school.

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