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David Crockett High School athletic director reinstated

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After four months on administrative leave, the athletic director of David Crockett High School is reinstated.

According to a release from the Washington County Department of Education, Josh Kite's reinstatement is effective February 12, 2018.

He was suspended in October 2017, following accusations by Coach Gerald Sensabaugh that Kite was coming to work under the influence of drugs.

According to a school district spokesperson, an independent investigation was led by the law firm of Ensley, Baker & Shade.

They determined there was no proof the accusations were true and recommended Kite return to his position.

Sensabaugh was also placed on leave in October 2017 for a list of allegations, including the use of foul language with the players and practicing an injured player against doctor's orders.

At this time, he remains on leave.

Sensabaugh did release a statement to News 5 regarding Kite's reinstatement.

"Honestly, I think that's the best move for Crockett. I can tell you one thing about Kite, he is definitely there for the kids. He had the guts to bring in people that he knew could turn the athletic programs around for the best. When it comes to the business side of Athletics, He is the best AD in our area by far. He really wants to win and wants these kids to receive the best instruction possible," Sensabaugh said.

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