Snider girls basketball coach suspended 1 day, back at FWCS job

Snider girls basketball coach Greg Friend looks over his team during a game last December. ( file photo)

The coach of Snider’s girls basketball team served a one-day suspension and is now back on the job after a player alleged he battered her, according to a Fort Wayne Community Schools spokeswoman.

Coach Greg Friend served the one-day suspension Wednesday, according to FWCS spokeswoman Krista Stockman. She gave the information in an email while the district is on holiday break in response to a request for an update in the case.

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According to a Fort Wayne Police Department report filed Dec. 20, a player and her mother alleged the teen was battered by her coach during a timeout at Dec. 15’s game.

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Friend declined to comment or say what happened in the alleged incident when previously contacted by, and details of the allegation are blacked out on the police report.

The team will play Thursday night in the SAC Holiday Tournament. Friend had not been at practices during an investigation of him by FWCS after learning of the allegation.

Electronic Allen County court records do not show any charges filed against Friend.