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LATEST: Football coach facing charges resigns

Bradenton, FL -- Embattled Manatee High School assistant football coach Rod Frazier has resigned from the district. 

Frazier, who was also a parent liaison at Manatee High, is facing criminal charges for allegedly inappropriately touching some female students and female co-workers.

In his letter to district officials Frazier wrote; "I feel my resignation is in the best interest of all involved including the school system and Manatee High School."

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Frazier's attorney Ed Mulock told 10 News the decision to resign was made Thursday night.

"Of course he's disappointed, he's not going to be out there and I was asked, 'Will he be missed?' Well, yes he'll be missed. He's got a lot of friends out there," Mulock said.

Frazier, through his attorney, has maintained he did nothing wrong. His arraignment is scheduled for next month.

Below is the complete statement released on Friday morning by Manatee County School District officials regarding Frazier's resignation:

Roderick Frazier Submits Resignation to Manatee County School District

Superintendent Rick Mills Accepts Resignation

Manatee High School Parent Liaison Roderick Frazier submitted his resignation to the Manatee County School District this morning. Superintendent Rick Mills accepted the resignation and his employment with the Manatee County School District has been terminated immediately. A copy of Mr. Frazier's resignation letter is attached to this email.

Mr. Frazier was charged with misdemeanors involving district students and staff by the State Attorney's office. The Manatee District takes these charges extremely seriously and will continue its internal investigation into this matter until its ultimate conclusion.

In accepting Mr. Frazier's resignation, it has been made clear to him that he is no longer allowed on Manatee County School Board property.

"I have accepted Mr. Frazier's resignation today in the interest of moving our school district forward," said Superintendent Rick Mills. "We have an obligation to our School Board, community and the Florida Department of Education to conclude our internal investigation and we will proceed on that front."


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