Second Athletic Director/Coach At Grifton School Suspended

Another coach and athletic director at one Pitt County school has been suspended, the second one at the school this year.

Pitt County Schools spokeswoman Heather Mayo confirms that Grifton School basketball coach and athletic director Brian Perry is on paid suspension, starting today.

Perry, who is also a 7th grade teacher at the school, has been athletic director since March. He replaced Haywood Dillahunt who was suspended from those duties earlier this year. Dillahunt was also the school's softball coach and his suspension brought about protests from both parents and students.

Mayo says the investigation into Dillahunt is complete, but she can't go into specifics. Dillahunt is now a teacher at E.B. Aycock Middle School.

There's no word from the school district on why Perry was suspended due to personnel laws. Mayo says he's been with Pitt County since 2002, starting with D.H. Conley, then Farmville and in 2009, Grifton school as a teacher.

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  • by melissa Location: grifton on Feb 10, 2011 at 08:44 AM
    the girl is an amazing basketball player she wouldent hurt nobody and i mean nobody
  • by Eric Location: Greenville on Jan 22, 2011 at 10:42 AM
    This country is sue happy. Everyone just needs to get over things and start working together instead of against one another.
  • by former stuntdent on Jan 14, 2011 at 11:34 AM
    mr. perry is a great teacher and i am just saying this i love mr. perry
  • by Eli Location: Greenville on Jan 10, 2011 at 07:43 AM
    Okay just got the jist of the whole story. Being a former college athlete she didn't pass out! Seriously. All of the schools that I have ever attended have had a school or a student athletic trainer at each game. Why is the athletic trainer not mentioned?
  • by Eli Location: Greenville on Jan 10, 2011 at 07:33 AM
    If there is nothing to this story then why is it being posted? I guess I will spend all day reading comments again! yippee
  • by dan c Location: greenville on Jan 5, 2011 at 02:59 PM
    perry back in school/coaching…and the carr's back to greene county
  • by wish I was HOMEschooled Location: poohville on Jan 1, 2011 at 11:16 AM
    I really hate public schools. They can never keep their affairs in order. although knowing the media this is probably nothing but hey they have to have someone to talk negatively about. Why is it that 99% of the news is always exaggerated and negative.
  • by seriously Location: g-vegas on Jan 1, 2011 at 06:54 AM
    another bites the dust.....zzzz why is this news?
  • by ugh Location: pitt on Jan 1, 2011 at 06:53 AM
    It's like living in a big high school around here. Rumors rumors rumors. Ugh.
  • by anon Location: used to be grifton on Dec 20, 2010 at 01:41 PM
    So much drama from such a small school and community.

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