Knox Swim Coach Resigns Following Alleged Inappropriate Behavior

Robert "Ryan" Corbin

After previously being suspended with pay, Robert “Ryan” Corbin filed his resignation with the Knox School Board, who approved it at their recent meeting. Corbin, a Knox High School gym teacher and boys and girls varsity swim coach, was suspended after being accused of inappropriate behavior with a 16-year-old student.

Police had previously interviewed both the student and Corbin and they both allegedly admitted to having conversations with each other. Inappropriate Facebook messages were sent, and conversations were also held via telephone and texting.

Corbin pleaded not guilty to two counts of Attempted Child Seduction at his initial hearing on April 10, and his attorney, Nicholas T. Otis of Newby, Lewis, Kaminski, and Jones in La Porte, announced his intent to file a motion to dismiss the charges against Corbin. His first pre-trial conference date was scheduled for June 6 at 8:30 a.m.

Superintendent A.J. Gappa says that while the school board did accept his resignation, they have no official comment on personnel matters.