Jon Zames, an assistant coach on the Staples football team, has been suspended pending an investigation according to Marty Lisevick, the school’s athletic director.
The Wreckers have been preparing for their season opener a week from tonight at Bridgeport Central under their new coach, Phil Treglia.
Lisevick declined to comment on the reason for suspending Zames.
The Staples players had a meeting with school administrators yesterday afternoon.
Treglia was hired in June, over four months after Petroccio accepted the position at Trumbull. He was the offensive coordinator at Archbishop Stepinac in White Plains, which won the New York state title last season.
Zames, a strength and conditioning coach, was credited with keeping the team together during the offseason and overseeing the weight training program.