- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - An investigation into illegal recruiting has resulted in the suspension of Bellevue High School’s head football coach, Butch Goncharoff, and the team being placed on probation.

The Seattle Times reports (https://bit.ly/1dS0ZOh ) the school reported two violations this week, one in which Goncharoff and another coach provided financial support to a player’s family, and another related to an offseason conditioning program.

The district banned one former coach from district facilities earlier this year over concerns that he had participated in illegal recruitment.

The sanctions include three years of probation for the team, a two-game suspension for Goncharoff and a three-game suspension for an unnamed assistant coach.

Goncharoff has led his team to 11 state championships in 15 years as head coach. He did not return calls for comment.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com

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