New Archbishop Murphy coach had troubles in Oregon
Sep 27, 2012, 5:50 AM | Updated: 7:44 am
The man named this week as interim head football coach at Archbishop Murphy High School in Mill Creek has a history of problems as a teacher in Oregon.
As a football coach and teacher at Gresham High School, Michael Allison admitted to an unprofessional relationship with a student. While he denied any physical contact with the girl, he admitted to inappropriate cell phone calls and e-mails.
A state investigation also concluded that Allison, quoting from the report: “failed to report to school district officials that a student had romantic feelings toward him.” The Herald reports Allison surrendered his license to teach in Oregon in 2010.
No criminal charges were ever filed.
The athletic director at Archbishop Murphy says the private, Cathlolic school was aware of Allison’s situation in Oregon when Allison, 41, was hired as a physical education teacher last summer.
Allison was named interim football coach to replace Bill Marsh, who resigned unexpectedly.