Harrisburg Coach implicated in odometer scam to get back to work

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A Harrisburg school district coach, who Pennsylvania State Police believe was involved in an odometer scam that affected dozens of people, will resume his duties as athletic director and of coach.

Earlier in August 2022, Pennsylvania State Police said Harrisburg High School head football coach and athletic director Calvin Everett was charged with an alleged odometer scam.

On Saturday, August 20, the school district released the following letter regarding Everett’s employment with the district:

Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, Staff, and Community of the Harrisburg School District

I am writing to inform you of the District’s internal investigation into a summary citation recently issued to our Athletic Director and Head College Football Coach, Mr. Calvin Everett.

Mr. Everett received the summary citation in connection with his association with a local car sales group that faces fraud charges. Although the details of this case are confidential as it is a personal matter, we can share with you that a summary citation is the most minor type of offense/charge in Pennsylvania, and is often referred to as a “citation unrelated to traffic.

This most often results in a fine, which Mr. Everett has paid in full. In Pennsylvania, a summary offense does not prevent someone from being employed in public schools. After careful review of the summary citation by the district’s legal counsel and interviews with Mr. Everett, the Harrisburg School District concluded its investigation.

We want to make it clear that we maintain high professional standards for our staff, and each of our current and new members of staff must pass background checks.

Mr. Everett will resume his athletic director duties on August 24, 2022 and his coaching duties on September 11, 2022. The football team’s interim coaching duties will be overseen by assistant coach, Mr. Shawn Lee.

Mr. Eric Turman
Superintendent

Kirsten Keys, the district’s public relations coordinator, said no further comment was available at this time.

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