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School board suspends Ashley soccer coach


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The New Hanover County School Board heard a recommendation to suspend Ashley High School head soccer coach Giles Roberts Tuesday night. After hearing the recommendation the school board voted to suspend Roberts without pay from September 27 to October 24.

This is Roberts's first suspension by the school system. Roberts taught at Virgo Middle School starting in August of 2000. He transferred to Ashley in 2001. There's no word on what led to the suspension.

Ashley assistant coach James Rackley is currently serving as the interim boys head coach for the Screaming Eagles.

Ashley defeated Hoggard Tuesday night 1-0. With the win the Ashley boys soccer team improves to 1-2 in the Mideastern Conference.

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