Terra State administrator placed on leave

FREMONT – Terra State Community College’s head men’s basketball coach has been placed on administrative
On Thursday, Terra State President Dr. Ron Schumacher placed Jerry Buccilla on administrative leave,
effective immediately until further notice.
The decision to place Buccilla on administrative leave is a result of interactions with him subsequent to
a misdemeanor assault charge levied against Buccilla in August, according to a press release issued by
the college. All of the college’s employees are held to a high standard of integrity as it is a core
value, the release said.
Buccilla was hired by the college in 2019 as head men’s basketball coach, athletic director and
co-interim vice-president of financial affairs.
Jacque Foos, co-interim vice president of financial affairs, and Frank Gioffre, head women’s basketball
coach, will be stepping in to cover Buccilla’s responsibilities.
”We are awaiting completion of this case before rendering final judgment on any sort of further actions
that the college will take,” Schumacher said.