Rio Rancho HS baseball coach placed on paid leave
RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A legendary high school baseball coach in the metro is off the job for now.
KOB 4 confirmed longtime Rio Rancho High School baseball coach Ron Murphy is on paid administrative leave.
District officials say it’s because of a personnel investigation. Murphy posted on social media that it’s connected to facilities the team used during the fall season.
Murphy has won the most games as a high school baseball coach in state history.
Wyndham Kemsley, the communications director for Rio Rancho Public Schools, shared the following statement:
“We are unable to discuss specifics regarding personnel matters. However, I can confirm that Rio Rancho Public Schools is currently conducting a personnel investigation involving Mr. Murphy. As is typical with these kinds of instances, he has been placed on paid administrative leave during the course of the investigation, which is a neutral action.”