Outrage After Steubenville Extends Coach's Contract

Reno Saccoccia gets two more years in admin role
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2013 8:35 AM CDT
Trent Mays, 17, left, and 16-year-old Ma'lik Richmond, the two football players found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, Ohio.   (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, Pool)

(Newser) – Reno Saccoccia, the Steubenville High School football coach whose star players were found guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl, has had his contract as the school's "director of administrative services" extended for two years. The news has sparked outrage across social media, the Washington Post reports, though Steubenville's superintendent says the contract is unrelated to his coaching position, which is under a separate contract—he still has two and a half years left on that one. Saccoccia has denied any knowledge of the rape, but a text message from one of the players after the incident indicated he was aware of what had happened and "took care of it." (Read more Reno Saccoccia stories.)

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