Bradenton, Florida -- The Manatee School District has announced former Manatee High School football coach Joseph Kinnan has submitted his request to retire from his current teaching position at Manatee High School.
Superintendent Rick Mills said Kinnan personally delivered the request to the school district Thursday morning.
"We thank Coach Kinnan for his 29 years of service to this school district and congratulate him on his Hall-of-Fame coaching career in which he led the Manatee Hurricanes football team to 290 victories, 27 district titles and five state championships. In light of Mr. Kinnan's retirement, I will be dropping the pending administrative complaint against him," said Superintendent Rick Mills.
Kinnan recently blasted the school district in a press conference after resigning from his job as Manatee High School's football coach saying the reason he was not returning was due to politics.
He accused school board members and new school superintendent Rick Mills of running a dirty game and trying to bring down a school that's had a reputation of excellence for years. He also said he was being unfairly investigated and claimed the truth is in this 31-page detailed report showing the accusations made against him are false.
"The district's pursuit of their erroneous complaints has affected my health, my livelihood, and my life," Kinnan said.
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This past year, former assistant football coach Rod Frazier pleaded no contest to four misdemeanor charges of battery and two counts of interfering with a student's attendance.
Last fall, Manatee High baseball coach Dwayne Strong resigned after being investigated for improper use of funds.