Barron Collier players, parents continue to look for answers in nonrenewal of coach’s contract

Chalie Maurer, head baseball coach, will not return for his 10th season. (CREDIT: WINK News)

Teammates and parents can’t understand why Barron Collier High School cut the head baseball coach Charles Maurer.

They took their concerns to the administration on Monday.

And on Tuesday night, they did the same again.

It was another night of frustration for players and parents.

Collier County Public Schools is still not releasing any information on its investigation of Barron Collier head baseball coach Charlie Maurer.

Maurer confirmed Monday his contract would not be renewed, citing the use of an unapproved landscaping company that uses pesticides on the field.

Maurer denied those allegations.

“I told my son we just need to fight, we need to fight and we need to get you guys back on that field with our amazing coach and put all of this behind us,” said Carla Nikolis, a parent.

Parents and players are going to bat for Maurer.

“There’s times where you have to show up for him and he’s always going to be there for us, so I mean, we’re just hoping for him to come back and you know that is our main goal is to get him back,” said Mac O’Malley, a junior at the school.

Tyler Kozera, a senior at the school, said he hopes students get some answers.

“I hope we get our coach back,” he said. “It’s as simple as that.”

It’s the second day players have shown up looking for answers but on Tuesday they bowed together in prayer.

It’s a fight the baseball family isn’t willing to concede because there is a lot on the line this season.

“A lot of us want to prove something considering we were knocked out early last year and if he were to come back it would kind of be a kind a coming back in epic fashion, especially if we were to go on possibly win a state title that’s, I mean that’s what all of us are hoping for,” said junior student Mason Ceccarelli.

Collier County Public Schools said it conducted a thorough investigation and plans to release findings on Wednesday.

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