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Missing Funds Latest of Shedd’s Woes

Posted on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8:59 am

Basketball coach resigns coaching position at GCHS

Grundy County High School Lady Jackets head basketball coach Jonathan Shedd tendered his resignation Friday, after allegations of financial misconduct came to light.

Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum confirmed Monday that his office received a complaint last week of possible missing event revenues earmarked for the girls’ basketball team. Shrum said the event in question was a fundraiser at the Grundy County Fair back in August. The team sold concessions at the event to raise money for the team.

“The complaint alleges the event was coordinated by Coach Johnathan Shedd and no records of deposit or expense for that event can be located,” explained Shrum. “The District Attorney’s Office and the Tennessee Office of the Comptroller investigative division have been notified.”

On Friday, before the accusations of misconduct were made public, Director of Schools Jessie Kinsey stated, “Coach Shedd resigned today from his coaching assignment, citing false allegations and safety concerns for himself as well as his family.”

Claims of financial misconduct are only the most recent concerns voiced about the coach. At the February 9 Grundy County School Board meeting, parents expressed their displeasure over Shedd’s coaching practices. They accused him of having inappropriate conversations with their children and calling players by derogatory names. A video of the meeting can be found on the Herald’s Facebook page.