Miami Northwestern High School football coach Max Edwards has been suspended indefinitely pending the outcome of an investigation into an alleged unauthorized athletic training during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools spokeswoman Daisy Gonzalez-Diego said in a statement that the investigation is only just beginning:
Daisy Gonzalez-Diego, a spokeswoman for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, released a statement on Friday:
“Further action may be taken against others who may have been involved in this unsanctioned event,” Gonzalez-Diego said. “The school is in the process of communicating with parents of students who may have participated.”
After Governor and MDCPS Superintendent Carvalho closed schools on March 13, The Greater Miami Athletic Conference (GMAC) suspended all athletic events and practices. The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) put all athletic activities in the state on hold on March 18, just nine days before the start of spring football practices.
Edwards took over as the head football coach at the West in 2014 after serving as an assistant from 1998 to 2004. The Bulls have gone 51-16 over the past five seasons, winning state championships in each of the past three, doing so in Class 6A for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, and in Class 5A in 2019.