WINSLOW, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Head coach of the Winslow High School wrestling team, Kevin Fredette, has been fired from his position and will not coach next season.
This news comes after Winslow's wrestling program was involved in an embezzlement scandal in which over $10,000 was taken from the wrestling boosters over 3 years. Former booster treasurer Wendi Willette of Winslow has been charged with two counts of felony theft by the Kennebec County District Attorney as a result of the embezzlement investigation.
Fredette tells NEWS CENTER that he and his family have been very stressed out by the embezzlement situation. He says he chose to share is frustrations with Winslow administration, and while doing so, he used very strong language.
Fredette says he should not have used strong language, and he accepts the consequences of his actions.
NEWS CENTER has reached out to the Winslow Athletic Director for a comment on the situation, but no calls have been returned as of this article being posted.
When asked about if he would go back to coaching if this situation could be resolved, Fredette said, "It's not up to me." He then continued, "It is what it is. We deal with it, and we move on."
Kevin Fredette has coached wrestling in Winslow for 18 years; 5 of those as the head coach of Winslow's varsity wrestling team.
One mother of a Winslow wrestling team member said her son is very upset by the news of Fredette being fired. She says her son does not know whether he will continue to wrestle for Winslow because of all that has happened this year.