McClain football head coach Jake Orr-Zody is pictured. (HCP photo/Stephen Forsha)
McClain football head coach Jake Orr-Zody is pictured. (HCP photo/Stephen Forsha)
Effective Oct. 6, McClain High School educator and coach Jake Orr-Zody has been placed on paid administrative leave.

In a letter signed by McClain principal Matt Shelton, Orr-Zody was informed: "Your benefits will remain intact. During this time, you are not to have contact with students or be on campus. You will remain on leave until further notice."

Orr-Zody has been the McClain Tigers head football coach for the last four years. As reported by The Highland County Press on Oct. 8, Orr-Zody did not coach the Tigers in their Oct. 8 home game against the Miami Trace Panthers.

Greenfield Exempted Village Schools Superintendent Quincey Gray did not comment on Orr-Zody's status last week, citing personnel matters. After a public records request by The Highland County Press, the superintendent on Oct. 11 submitted a mostly redacted five-page document related to Orr-Zody's status.

In the document, four alleged incidents of sexual harassment were noted.

Orr-Zody is a 2007 McClain graduate and a University of Mount Union graduate. He has coached varsity football and track and field at McClain High School.

Last week, Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera told The Highland County Press that his office did investigate an issue at the school but no charges have been filed. Barrera said the matter is in the school administration's hands. (See https://highlandcountypress.com/Content/Sports/Sports/Article/Orr-Zody-will-not-coach-McClain-vs-Miami-Trace-tonight/3/21/72088?s=1.)