Tip Lefebvre, the only varsity baseball coach in Santa Margarita High history, has been fired.
"As of today, Coach Tip Lefebvre will not be returning to [the] Santa Margarita faculty or coaching staff," read a statement released Thursday by the Diocese of Orange. "We regret that we are unable to have him return. It was a difficult decision."
Lefebvre, a science and health teacher at the Catholic school, was placed on administrative leave March 8 while school and diocese officials investigated what they deemed "alleged inappropriate comments."
The investigation was led by Lu Dominguez, assistant principal at Santa Margarita.
Throughout the investigation, Dominguez referred all inquiries to Msgr. Lawrence J. Baird, the diocese's director of communications, who could not be reached for comment Thursday.