PGCPS coach being investigated for inappropriate interaction with student, school says

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DuVal High School coach Tarrell Lockwood (seen here)

 – A high school varsity football coach in Prince George’s County has been placed on leave pending an investigation into an “alleged inappropriate interaction with a student,” school officials announced.

DuVal High School officials said Tarrell Lockwood was placed on leave Tuesday. Lockwood serves as the in-school suspension coordinator and head varsity football coach at DuVal High School.

The Prince George’s County Police Department confirmed it was investigating an incident between a coach and a student but did not provide further details.

Lockwood has been with DuVal High School since 2011 and joined Prince George’s County Public Schools in 2005.

In a letter sent to the school community, officials said Lockwood was on leave but did not specify the reason.

The letter states that David Kosloski, who has been with the district since 2015, will serve as the interim head football coach.

The press went to Lockwood’s home to get his side of the story but he declined to comment. Lockwood’s Twitter account, which its bio states, “Head Football Coach at Duval High School located in Lanham, MD. Husband, Father, Educator, Coach, Mentor and Builder of young men,” has been turned to private and its tweets protected.

Duval’s last tweet, which was tweeted on Tuesday and before his account was turned to private, simply read, “WOW!!!”

The following letter was sent to parents on Wednesday:

February 13, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am writing to inform you that Mr. Tarrell (Carlos) Lockwood, in-school suspension coordinator and head varsity football coach is on leave.

Mr. David Kosloski will serve as interim head varsity football coach until further notice. Mr. Kosloski has served students in Prince George’s County Public Schools since 2015. He is dedicated to providing quality educational experience to your child.

I want to assure you that our focus remains on rich student learning experiences. We are committed to creating learning environments where all students can succeed. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 301-918-8600 or brian.taylor@pgcps.org.

Sincerely,

Mr. Brian Taylor

Assistant Principal

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DuVal High School coach Tarrell Lockwood (seen here) arguing with a referee. 

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