Review into Penn volleyball incident complete, coach to return December 19

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - A review of an incident involving a Penn High School volleyball coach has been completed. The coach will resume her responsibilities on Monday, according to a letter from Penn High School Principal Dr. Sean Galiher.

Administrators were made aware of an incident at a volleyball game on October 4 in which Coach Lisa Pawlik was seen on video grabbing the tail of a costume hat that was fastened to a player's head with a chin strap.

An independent review of the incident was completed and concluded there is no pattern of similar behavior in the past, nor is there a likelihood of similar incidents happening in the future, Galiher said.

Given the results of the review, no disciplinary action will be taken.

Coach Pawlik will return to the team on Monday.

The Penn Harris Madison School Corporation is committed to structured professional development for all coaches and coaching staff, Galiher said.

Read the full letter below.

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