Ex-Huber Heights coach resigns as Kettering fire captain

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Ex-Huber Heights coach resigns as Kettering fire captain

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Kettering Fire Station 36, headquarters for the fire department on Hempstead Road. FILE

A Kettering Fire Department captain has resigned after he was placed on leave in November.

Mark Williamson resigned on Jan. 16, according to Stacy Schweikart, the city of Kettering spokeswoman.

Williamson was fired by Huber Heights City Schools from his junior high coaching position in November, according to the district.

Williamson, of Huber Heights, was the subject of a Kettering internal investigation initiated in November “regarding possible misconduct,” according to a letter obtained by News Center 7 and the Dayton Daily News using Ohio’s public records law.

Williamson had been on paid leave from the Kettering department “until further notice,” according to a letter in his personnel file.

“This individual was placed on leave because we were made aware of an incident under investigation which occurred outside of Kettering,” the city of Kettering said in a November statement, before Williamson’s resignation. “The individual will remain on leave and the City of Kettering will continue to cooperate with Huber Heights as they conduct their investigation.”

Williamson could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday, but this story will be updated if he comments.

At the time, News Center 7 and the Dayton Daily News asked Huber Heights police for information on the investigation referenced in Kettering’s response. The police division responded by providing reporters a Sept. 26 incident report that does not list Williamson or reveal his connection to the case. Police would not specify Williamson’s involvement in the case.

Williamson was praised as a fire captain, according to his personnel file.

“Mark, you continue to be a shining star in our department,” Chief Terry Jones wrote in a 2013 evaluation. “An outstanding rating on a performance evaluation is extremely rare, and certainly something to be proud of.”

Kettering paid Williamson $133,953 for work in 2016, according to the I-Team Payroll Project .

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