An Amarillo attorney could help determine if a Spearman coach will keep his job.
Attorney Don Dean has been appointed by the Texas Education Agency to oversee a hearing concerning Coach Jerry Bass.
Bass has been on administrative leave since the Spearman school board began investigating him for aggravated assault involving a student in September.
No criminal charges were ever filed against Bass. The board moved toward terminating his contract but he appealed their decision.
A hearing date is expected to be set for mid-December in Amarillo.
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