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Douglas coach placed on leave, banned from campus

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Paul Pankey is the assistant football coach at Douglas High School. Paul Pankey is the assistant football coach at Douglas High School.
DOUGLAS, AL (WAFF) -

An assistant football coach from Douglas High was placed on leave.

School officials have not officially said why, but they did say they are seeking his termination.

Officials with the Marshall County School System confirm that Douglas High assistant coach Paul Pankey was placed on leave with pay.

He received his notification on Friday.

Pankey has served as the Douglas Eagles defensive coordinator the last few seasons and coached at Brindlee Mountain before that.

Pankey also served as an advance placement high school English teacher at Douglas High School.

He has served as a coach for 16 years and as a teacher for 14, according to his school biography.

He also coached locally at Arab.

While school officials have declined to comment on the reasons for his removal, they did say he has been banned from campus.

Attempts to reach Pankey were unsuccessful.

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