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Athletic director faces DWI


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Floresville Independent School District trustees (from left) Freddy Carrillo, John Raabe, Ryan Bippert, Neysa Choate, and Doug Shoemaker reconvene after a lengthy closed session during a June 21 special meeting.


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June 27, 2012
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FLORESVILLE -- John Allen Baker, who in September celebrated his 100th win as coach of the Floresville Tigers football team, is facing a charge of driving while intoxicated. The charge stems from a June 17 arrest on U.S. 181 here.

Trooper Al Alejos of the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol said he arrested the 49-year-old Baker at 1:12 a.m. June 17 and transported him to the Wilson County Jail. There, records indicate he posted $2,000 bond.

In a statement, Floresville Independent School District (ISD) Superintendent Jerry Lee Hunkapiller said Baker was placed on paid leave when the district became aware of the arrest. Hunkapiller said athletic director duties will be split between Floresville High School Assistant Principal Mike Schroller and himself. Coach Jeff Luna will serve as interim head football coach.

The Floresville ISD board of trustees considered possible termination of Baker’s contract during a lengthy closed session at a June 21 special meeting. When they reconvened, the board voted to authorize “the superintendent and legal counsel to proceed as discussed in closed session.”

Hunkapiller said he could not comment further on Baker’s situation.

According to Baker’s biography on the Floresville ISD athletics website, he became head coach at Floresville High School in 2006, after coaching stints at various high schools, including Poth and Stockdale. This is his second stint in Floresville, which is where he began his career in 1985.

 

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Webmaster  
Floresville  
June 28, 2012 10:49am
 
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Fed Up With Arrogance  
Sin City  
June 28, 2012 6:39am
 
How is the assistant principal going to take on more duties when it might interfer with his working on his doctorate? What will happen to his "strengths" baby? It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that ... More ›

 
Airborne Trooper  
wilson cty  
June 27, 2012 4:28pm
 
Dont know Baker, but it does seem like you never hear about certain things. What was the outcome of the student/coach relationship? I know the FISD police did the investigation, but would be nice to know what she found out. ... More ›

 
Something else to say 2  
June 27, 2012 3:01pm
 
Yes, but at what cost? This board picks and chooses the people in which they want to be removed by the public and those that they do not. The secretary should of been investigated by an agency and there were witnesses, but they ... More ›

 
Saddened  
Floresville  
June 27, 2012 1:50pm
 
As for other situations it is common procedure for districts to allow faculty member to resign their contract to avoid public removal the result is the same, they have been told you are no longer employed here.

 
Something else to say 2  
June 27, 2012 10:42am
 
Not a big deal that he got stopped for DWI. Don't you all remember the middle school assitant principal that was under the "command" of his wife, was arrested for DWI and PI and the board did absolutely nothing about ... More ›

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