By MEGHIN DELANEY
Joe Kinnan, the longtime football coach at Manatee High School currently on medical leave, will hold a press conference on Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. on the north side of Bradenton City Hall.
In an email sent to media outlets, Kinnan said he will be speaking about his "career at Manatee High School and allegations made against me by the Manatee County School District."
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In June, Kinnan announced he was taking a one-year medical leave of absence for the 2014-15 year. John Booth, a former quarterback who graduated from Manatee High in 2000, was hired to replace Kinnan.
There is an ongoing administrative hearing between Kinnan and the district officials. In December, Superintendent Rick Mills recommending Kinnan be demoted to an open instructional staff position and suspended for 10 days.
A district investigation said Kinnan failed to "maintain honesty in his professional dealings" in relation to misconduct by Dwayne Strong, the former Manatee High School baseball coach. While the district was in the process of investigation Strong, he resigned from the district.
Kinnan is in the midst of fighting the demotion and the suspension through an administrative hearing. The hearing is set for October 14 through 16.