Three days after being asked to resign his position as football coach at Daniel Hand High School football, Dave Mastroianni, also a social studies teacher at the school, has been placed on administrative leave, according to Superintendent of Schools Thomas Scarice.
The move comes after the district was notified of a concerning personal matter involving Mastroianni, according to Scarice, who declined to comment further on the nature of the matter.
“At no point have we received allegations, or determined any improper conduct with students,” Scarice said in a statement released to the New Haven Register. “We have been reviewing this matter as we receive information, and additional information was brought to our attention during the ongoing review of this situation. As a result, it was decided to place Mr. Mastroianni on administrative leave, with pay, and without prejudice, while we continue to conduct our review. Given that this is a personnel matter, it would not be appropriate to comment further.”
Steve Filippone, a seven-time state championship coach who guided Hand’s football program for 27 years, was reappointed to lead the school’s football program, school officials announced during a meeting with players and team parents at the school Thursday evening.