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Former Big Spring ISD baseball coach sentenced to deferred adjudication

He was arrested in April 2022 for improper relationship between educator and student, a felony offense.

BIG SPRING, Texas — (Editor's note: The video above is from prior coverage of this story.)

A former Big Spring ISD assistant baseball coach accused of having an improper relationship with a student has been given deferred adjudication probation

Matthew Yanez, 25, was arrested and booked into the Howard County Jail on April 21.

The police department said it was made aware of the allegations on April 17 and reached out to BSISD.

After investigation, a probable cause affidavit was submitted and an arrest warrant was issued. He was charged with improper relationship between educator and student, a felony offense.

Under this deferred adjudication, if Yanez successfully completes 3 years of probation, his charge will be dismissed.

Yanez was previously listed as the assistant head coach of the baseball team on the Big Spring ISD website, but was later terminated.

At the time of his arrest, Big Spring ISD released the following statement on its Facebook page:

BIG SPRING ISD PRESS RELEASE DATE: April 21, 2022 FROM: Jay McWilliams, Big Spring ISD Superintendent As the...

Posted by Big Spring ISD on Thursday, April 21, 2022

This is all the information we have on the situation. We will update this story if new details are released.

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