Ridgefield baseball coaches remain on leave

Ridgfield baseball coach Paul Fabbri.
Ridgfield baseball coach Paul Fabbri.

Ridgefield baseball coach and English teacher Paul Fabbri remains on administrative leave pending an investigation.
Fabbri, an English teacher at Ridgefield High School, has not been in class all week and students have been told he will be “out indefinitely,” according to a source.
The parent of a baseball player at the school, who asked not to be named, said a few players complained to administrators about Fabbri following a private conversation with the coach and assistant coach Tom Neville after the team’s game on May 8.
The parent said the conversation did not happen in front of the team and that other players on the team did not know what Fabbri and Neville said.
Neville also remains on administrative leave pending an investigation.
Both he and Fabbri were previously placed on administrative leave following the April 6 field fire at Governor Park. They were both reinstated less than a week after the incident.
Superintendent William Collins said Friday that Fabbri and Neville’s latest administrative leave was not related to the field fire incident.
Athletics Director Dane Street, who wrote a letter to baseball players and parents following the May 8 game announcing that Fabbri would be placed on leave, has not responded to several calls and from emails Hearst Connecticut Media this week.
“We are writing to inform you that, due to concerns brought to the attention of the administration, varsity coaches Paul Fabbri and Tom Neville have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation,” Street wrote in the May 8 letter. “This will result in changes to coaching assignments within the program as well as some schedule changes.”