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Cal Poly Head Swim Coach Phil Yoshida Positioned on Depart of Absence

Cal Poly swimming & diving head coach Phil Yoshida has been positioned on an indefinite go away of absence by the college, the OC Register’s Scott Reid reported on Monday. The varsity is investigating ‘a number of allegations’ that he verbally and emotionally abused athletes and assistant coaches, threatened them, and retaliated.

Two dad and mom with athletes on the crew confirmed the report back to SwimSwam.

On August 26, Yoshida was notified by the human useful resource officers that he was being positioned on go away. Athletic division workers and athletes have been knowledgeable of the choice on September 6.

Yoshida served as an assistant coach at Cal Poly for 19 years below two head coaches earlier than being named interim head coach on April 1, 2020, and the full-time head coach a 12 months later.

Yoshida additionally swam at Cal Poly for 2 seasons from 1999 by 2001, and from 2001 by 2007 labored within the college’s fruit science division.

The Cal Poly ladies completed ninth out of 10 groups on the MPSF Championships final season, whereas the Cal Poly males have been seventh out of 8 groups.

Cal Poly is scheduled to kick off the season with its annual Queen and King of the Pool pentathlon meet in opposition to Cal on Friday, September 22. Solely the primary two meets of the Mustangs’ schedule for this 12 months have been launched.

The varsity continues to be 10 days away from the primary courses of its fall time period.

This system has a brand new head diving coach this season, Laurel Abernethy.



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