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SNELLVILLE -- An official with Gwinnett County Public Schools confirmed Tuesday that the contract for Shiloh High School's football coach will not be renewed.
The news comes on the heels of an investigation into the actions of Coach Brian Montgomery for alleged recruitment violations.
Spokesperson Sloan Roach with Gwinnett County Public Schools said that in late March the Georgia High School Association contacted Shiloh High School "requesting information to help GHSA with its investigation into alleged recruitment violations by (Montgomery)."
"As a result, Gwinnett County Public Schools has launched an investigation into this matter," Roach said. "As part of that investigation the district is reviewing alleged recruitment practices at that school."
Roach said that Montgomery was "notified on April 16 that the district would be recommending his non-renewal to the board at the April 19 BOE meeting. Our human resources investigation should be closing soon."
Montgomery has been temporarily reassigned to the district's Instructional Support Center in Suwanee. This was Montgomery's first year at Shiloh High School.
Roach said the investigation has specifically dealt with GHSA's "recruiting and undue influence bylaws."
"As a district, we believe in the strict adherence to all rules and regulations in regards to the eligibility of our students and hold our staff to the same expectations," Roach said.
Mike Phillips, interim athletic director at Shiloh High School, said he was aware of the situation but declined to comment. District Athletic Director Mike Emery also declined to comment. Attempts to reach Montgomery on Monday and Tuesday were unsuccessful.
Steve Figueroa, director of media relations with GHSA, declined to comment pending results of the investigation by Gwinnett County Public Schools, which the district said is ongoing.
According to the GHSA's bylaws, recruiting and undue influence is defined as "the use of influence by any person connected directly or indirectly with a GHSA school to induce a student of any age to transfer from one school to another, or to enter the ninth grade at a member school for athletic or literary competition purposes, whether or not the school presently attended by the student is a member of the GHSA."
Sports Editor Will Hammock contributed to this report.