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Brooks meets with administrators

By Grant Guggisberg

Six days after being suspended as head boys’ basketball coach at Manhattan High, Tim Brooks met with school administrators Thursday afternoon to discuss the allegations that stemmed the school’s internal investigation.

Brooks confirmed the meeting took place, but declined to go into further detail.

With no official change to Brooks’ status,  Shane Sieben and Benjamin George will continue to coach the team tonight when the Indians travel to Topeka High.

Brooks did say the plan is to settle on a resolution one way or the other as soon as possible.

“They are going to let me know,” Brooks said. “They don’t want to drag it out.”

Multiple sources close to the situation indicated the initial allegations against Brooks stemmed from an alleged negative attitude and bad language.

When asked about Thursday’s meeting, Manhattan High athletic director Mike Marsh declined comment.

Manhattan High principal Greg Hoyt and Marsh joined the USD 383 Board of Education for an executive session related to personnel after the board’s meeting Thursday evening.

It was unclear what took place during the session, which also included the superintendent, associate superintendent and personnel director. No action was taken after the session.

Brooks, in his 10th season, has compiled a 111-95 record as head coach at Manhattan since the start of the 2004-05 season.

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