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February 14, 2014
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Overlie hit with coaching ban

Fallon wrestling coach Mitch Overlie will not serve as an assistant track coach by the Churchill County School District, according to Sharla Hales, CCSD’s legal counsel.

“The school district appreciates Mr. Overlie’s dedicated years of service as a coach in multiple sports,” according to a press release. “He has been a positive influence in the lives of many young people, and his countless hours of service speak to his commitment to helping young people reach their goals.

“The school district confirms that Mr. Overlie is not going to be an assistant track coach this season. The reasons for that are confidential. This is not a ‘lifetime ban.’”

Overlie has been the wrestling coach for more than 10 years and he also is the head cross country coach and an assistant track coach.

According to sources, Overlie is allowed to finish the wrestling season, which concludes next weekend. Fallon competes at the Northern Division I-A regional tournament today and Saturday at Sparks High School followed by the state tournament next week in Primm.

Numerous sources told the LVN Overlie was slapped with a lifetime ban. The district’s announcement, however, does detail Overlie is not suspended for life.

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