ANDERSON- Anderson-Shiro Owl varsity basketball coach Barry Bennett resigned from his position with the district Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Anderson-Shiro Superintendent Scott Beene stated Bennett resigned for personnel reasons. “As with any personal matter, the district will not release details of the investigation, but I will confirm it in no way involved students or other staff members of the district,” explained Beene.
Beene initially confirmed Monday, Jan. 6, that an investigation was launched by the district, but didn’t state for what matter.
According to Bennett’s biography on the Anderson-Shiro Junior-Senior High School website, he has been teaching and coaching for 28 years. Bennett has had teaching stops in Bryan, Magnolia, Cy-Fair, Riesel and Mart.
In addition to his role as the head varsity basketball coach, Bennett was an assistant coach for the Owl football and track program. He also taught Adaptive PE, Math Lab, Content Mastery and Study Skills.
Beene stated that Jeffrey Trant has been named interim head coach.
Trant has been with the district for several years and is an assistant basketball coach as well as an assistant football coach.