Pasadena Star-News has some details on allegations surrounding the firing of popular Arcadia High track and field coach Jim O'Brien, including a letter sent from Arcadia High's principal to local athletic association officials and O'Brien's lawyer's response to those allegations.The
The allegations include that O'Brien regularly required mandatory workouts on Sundays, recruited middle school students before they graduated and also detail an incident of illegal placement of orange flags on a cross country route meant to give an advantage to Arcadia athletes.
You can read the school's letter detailing these allegations here, O'Brien's lawyer's response here and the Star-News full article about the issue here.
O'Brien was fired from his post as the cross-country coach at AHS in June, a move that has rankled some parents and students.
The Arcadia Unified School District's Board of Education later examined O'Brien's but decided to take no action, effectively upholding his termination, a move which sparked a recall movement for several board members.