ACC closes door on DeGrado case



October 9, 2018 - 10:25 AM

After eight months filled with upheaval, confusion and uncertainty regarding the Allen Community College cross country and track and field programs and its head coach Vince DeGrado, ACC President John Masterson said the school is ready for some closure.

Last Friday, Masterson confirmed to the Register the community college would not appeal the revised ruling by the National Junior College Athletic Association on the length of DeGrado’s suspension, thus accepting it to last through this cross country season and the 2019 indoor track and field season in addition to a probationary period lasting through the 2019-2020 academic year.   

“Vince has done everything the college has asked him to do,” Masterson said. “We’ve been working at the national level to try and bring this to a close because we wanted to get this behind us and move on. (The NJCAA) has done some reconsidering and now we just want Vince to get back to doing what he does best, which is coaching those kids.”

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