Brooks meets with MHS 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 behind the school’s internal investigation of the longtime coach.

Brooks confirmed the meeting took place, but declined to go into further detail. With Friday’s scheduled trip to Topeka High looming in a matter of hours, it’s uncertain whether Brooks will be reinstated as coach in time for the game or assistants Shane Sieben and Benjamin George will continue coaching the team.

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 confirmed 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.

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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