RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - 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.
Jon Haskins is indeed no longer Reno's football coach, the district confirms to us. The Huskies' staff remains in place otherwise, with Bruce Campbell leading them into the playoffs. pic.twitter.com/K9eiFjLbtK— Mike Stefansson (@MikeStefansson) November 5, 2019
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."
Jon Haskins has released a statement through his lawyer.— Mike Stefansson (@MikeStefansson) November 5, 2019
"I adamantly disagree with the reasons for my termination ... Because of how this situation has been mishandled, my character has been defamed and my reputation slandered." pic.twitter.com/Au0zedUm9D
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.