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Pine Tree ISD: No decision made on football coach, all other reports are 'speculation and rumor'

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Pine Tree ISD said no decision has been made regarding the status of Coach Derek Fitzhenry, who is alleged to have had a physical altercation with a football player at Pine Tree ISD's first football game on August 30.

Pursuant to Board Policy, at this time, he is placed on administrative leave.

The district confirms Coach Derrek Hennigan is serving as the acting head football coach at this time.

Vickie Echols, Director of Communication at Pine Tree ISD, said because this is a personnel issue, the school district is legally and ethically bound not to provide any details.

Echols said any statements made regarding the issues from unofficial sources are speculation and rumor.

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