The District has been informed by the Suffolk County Police Department that the Islip High School JV baseball coach has been arrested. The individual did not work with the district outside of his coaching responsibilities and will no longer serve as the JV coach. Effective immediately James Lynch will become the head coach for the remainder of the season. All players and their families have been notified.

While we understand members of the media and community residents may have questions regarding this matter, we are limited by law regarding the information we can share concerning personnel matters.

As with any issue that involves our students and staff members, we take this matter very seriously. The district has been in contact with the police department and will continue to assist them as they conduct their investigation.

As always, the district is committed to the safety and well-being of our students and staff.

Thank you for your understanding and support.