NELIGH, NE — According to the Neligh News and Leader, Neligh-Oakdale boys basketball coach Frank Gade is on “indefinite paid administrative leave” from the school.
The newspaper talked to N-O Superintendent Scott Gregory on Friday and he declined comment.
The Warriors’ basketball team is 8-9 and has lost five of its last six games entering the Niobrara Valley Conference tournament.
Gade joined the school in 2011 and has been the basketball coach and a science teacher since then, according to the newspaper. He guided the Warriors to their only state tournament appearance as a consolidated school last year. N-O finished as the Class C-2 runners up after losing to Ponca in the state championship game. The Warriors finished last season 26-4.
Gade is also the school’s boys golf coach.