After just one game, Paso Robles High School announced it is parting ways with head coach Larry Grant, a former NFL linebacker. School officials are not disclosing what led to Grant’s departure.
Last year, school officials at Cloves North High School fired Grant from an assistant coach position. At that time, school officials refused to disclose the reason for Grant’s termination.
Earlier this year, Paso Robles Unified School District selected Grant to replace longtime Bearcat head coach Rich Schimke. Last fall, a film of Schimke licking or pretending to lick syrup out of the belly of a 17-year-old player went viral causing several parents to seek Schimke’s dismissal.
Since moving to Paso Robles, Grant has been under fire for transferring two of his relatives to Paso Robles High to play football. Fred Thompkins, Grant’s brother’s godson, is a safety and wide receiver who transferred from Kimball High in Tracy. Sincere Jackson, Grant’s cousin, is a cornerback who transferred from Junipero Serra High in San Mateo.
“I would like to sincerely thank the Paso Robles High School for the opportunity to serve as head coach for their prestigious school,” Grant tweeted about his departure.