Hal Farmwald has resigned as a teacher at Goshen High School and as as the school's baseball coach for "personal reasons", amid rumors.
Athletic Director Larry Kissinger confirmed to Angelo Di Carlo that school principal Barry Younghans sent out an email Friday to inform the school staff that Farmwald had resigned from both positions. Kissinger said all other information had to be obtained from school superintendent Diane Woodworth.
Woodworth released this statement to NewsCenter16's Gabby Gonzalez Tuesday: "On Friday, September 13, 2013, Hal Farmwald, a Goshen High School teacher and varsity baseball head coach, submitted his resignation for personal reasons. Since that time, social media and the local rumor mill have erupted with a multitude of inaccuracies. It is the policy of Goshen Community Schools not to comment publicly on personnel matters. All applicable procedures or reporting requirements have been followed by the school corporation. District officials emphasize that the focus of Goshen Community Schools remains on ensuring that students receive an outstanding education and achieve excellence in a safe environment in academics, athletics and the arts. "
Farmwald is a 1977 graduate of NorthWood High School and Goshen College.
He was hired as the school's baseball coach in November of 2007. Farmwald led Goshen to a sectional championship during his first season as the school's baseball coach in 2008.
He was the school's baseball coach for six full seasons before his resignation.