Steve Swinson

Steve Swinson

First-year North Central baseball coach Steve Swinson resigned from his position on Friday just under a month after being hired amid allegations of racism against him in his post as the Defiance College head wrestling coach, North Central Athletic Director Michael Babin told The Bryan Times in a phone interview Friday.

Swinson was hired to helm North Central's baseball program during the North Central Board of Education's monthly meeting on Feb. 21 to replace 13-year coach Eric Smeltzer. Smeltzer, who collected a 147-158 career record in his tenure, is North Central's district treasurer and was reprimanded in January for “violation of another employee’s privacy and work space" according to an official reprimand letter and removed as the varsity baseball coach.

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