Student Reaches Settlement With Former Coach

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A former Southern Regional High School softball player has reached a settlement with her former coach, who she accused of misconduct four years ago. According to reports the two parties have agreed to an out of court settlement, although details of the settlement were not announced in the report.

According to the lawsuit, Jennifer Hanlon, the plaintiff who was then seventeen years of age, was struck in the face by the coach, Dick Manzo, in 2002. The coach was also accused of using crude language to refer to body parts, and even of entering the girls’ locker room in a state of undress.

Although details of the settlement were not disclosed in the report a lawyer for the plaintiff confirmed that a resolution had been reached and that Hanlon was very happy with the proposed settlement.

The district’s insurance company agreed to the settlement, and the school superintendent stated that this has brought an end to the case. Manzo is not employed by the district any longer. The school superintended sounded pleased that the case was over, stating: “Anytime you can put something behind you, it’s in everybody’s interest. To continue it would be difficult for everybody associated with this.”
A former Southern Regional High School softball player has reached a settlement with her former coach, who she accused of misconduct four years ago. According to reports the two parties have agreed to an out of court settlement, although details of the settlement were not announced in the report.

According to the lawsuit, Jennifer Hanlon, the plaintiff who was then seventeen years of age, was struck in the face by the coach, Dick Manzo, in 2002. The coach was also accused of using crude language to refer to body parts, and even of entering the girls’ locker room in a state of undress.

Although details of the settlement were not disclosed in the report a lawyer for the plaintiff confirmed that a resolution had been reached and that Hanlon was very happy with the proposed settlement.

The district’s insurance company agreed to the settlement, and the school superintendent stated that this has brought an end to the case. Manzo is not employed by the district any longer. The school superintended sounded pleased that the case was over, stating: “Anytime you can put something behind you, it’s in everybody’s interest. To continue it would be difficult for everybody associated with this.”
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