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No discipline taken against Montgomery
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The future of the Warren County High School basketball program and coach Malcolm Montgomery was in the balance when Montgomery and WCHS athletic director Todd Willmore went to Hermitage on Monday to visit with TSSAA officials.Facing possible fines, suspensions or even a cancellation of the basketball season, Warren County walked away from the meeting with $500 in fines and the reinstatement of coach Montgomery as the boys basketball coach effective immediately.According to TSSAA assistant executive director Matthew Gillespie, coach Montgomery received an indefinite suspension from Warren County High School following actions surrounding Friday night’s game in Van Buren County, one which ended after coach Montgomery directed his team off the court following two technical fouls in overtime. Gillespie and the TSSAA have not sent an official letter to Warren County High School, but Gillespie detailed the finer points of Monday’s meeting.“When the school (Warren County) met with our office, they informed us that the coach was indefinitely suspended,” said Gillespie. “Based on the facts provided, the TSSAA agreed with the school’s decision that the coach could be re-instated by the school immediately.”Initially, Warren County was fined $1,000 for three violations.