York City School District hires Kevin Glover as new girls' basketball coach

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Former Dover High girls' basketball coach Kevin Glover will be coaching at William Penn Senior High School in York City starting next season.

The school board approved his hiring during a meeting Wednesday, June 21.

The vote was 7-1, with one member, Diane Glover, abstaining only because she was related to Glover.

There was no discussion regarding the decision, said district spokeswoman Erin James, and no public comment was given.

Glover, a 2001 William Penn grad, had a good record as Dover Area High School's girls' basketball coach, leading the team to the PIAA Class 5-A playoffs in 2016-17 during his first season.

However, he was suspended last December after junior varsity girls' basketball Coach Aignee Freeland was charged with sexual assault.

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On Jan. 10, Freeland was charged with third-degree felonies of institutional sexual assault and unlawful contact with a minor after she allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old player on the team.

Glover also was suspended from his jobs with a York City alternative school and a Lancaster County indoor sports complex.

He was reinstated at Spooky Nook Sports Complex in February after he was cleared of all wrongdoing.

Glover also returned to his job as a behavioral specialist at York City School District's Goodridge Academy on Feb. 15, according to Jennifer Leckstrom, a spokeswoman for Catapult Learning, which is contracted by the York City School District to provide services for Goodridge.

But he resigned from his position as Dover coach in March.

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Throughout the situation, Glover had support from the players, parents, coaches and community — some calling for his reinstatement.

He has said he hoped he would find a new coaching opportunity.