Haskins out as Reno high football coach before first season's end

Published: Nov. 5, 2019 at 3:54 PM PST
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Jon Haskins is no longer the head football coach at Reno High School, relieved of his duties before the completion of his first season, the Washoe County School District confirmed to KOLO-TV.

Haskins, who at one time worked for the Wolf Pack football team, issued a statement through his lawyer on Tuesday in which he disagreed with his termination. He also hinted at taking legal action.

"Because of how this situation has been mishandled, my character has been defamed and my reputation slandered."

A source told KOLO-TV Haskins got physical with a player either during or after the Huskies' most recent game at McQueen. It's not clear if that was the sole reason for his termination.

Haskins took over for Dan Avansino, who was fired in 2018 after 17 seasons. Bruce Campbell will be Reno's interim head coach when the Huskies face Damonte Ranch in the 4A North playoffs.