Lake coach off job pending investigation

MILLBURY — The Lake High School football coach has been relieved of his duties while an investigation into improper communications is conducted.

Josh Andrews is also the high school assistant principal.

In a statement on Monday, the Lake administration said that Andrews has been relieved of his duties at Lake High School pending the outcome of an investigation into improper communications.

Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, the district will have no further comment.

David Rymers, a long-time assistant and the current defensive coordinator, will be the interim head football coach.

Andrews was hired as Lake head football coach in February 2019, replacing Mark Emans. Andrews was in his fourth season at Lake, where he had accumulated a 12-22 record, including 1-4 this season.

Andrews, a 2001 graduate of Wauseon High School, had been an assistant under Emans for six seasons. He also played for Emans at Wauseon.

Andrews played collegiately at Tri-State University where he earned a degree in education. He later earned his master’s of education in administration from Bowling Green State University.

Prior to his time at Lake, Andrews was a teacher and assistant coach at Swanton for eight seasons. Before being hired as head football coach, he had been the assistant principal at Lake High School and Middle School, for three years.

In April, the board approved a new three-year administrative contract for Andrews. His salary is $67,549.