Quincy Administrator/Athletic Director on Leave for Potential Misconduct


Quincy Jr., Sr. High School’s Athletic Director/vice principal, is under investigation for his conduct at the school and is on administrative leave, and it’s not the first time. EdSource, A nonprofit organization that reports on key education challenges in California, released an article citing an investigation that revealed Jason Hawkins, also a former CSU San Jose baseball coach, had allegations of racially and sexually harassing players and staff; he was first placed on administrative leave from the college in 2017.

EdSource attained the information by filing a Public Records Act request that details the finding of sexual and racial harassment and violations of the federal anti-discrimination law known as Title 9. The results share disturbing tales from athletes under his supervision of racial slurs, inappropriate jokes and comments of a sexual nature, and disrespectful actions. In 2018 Hawkins resigned from San Jose State before the college took any disciplinary action. Within months he was hired at Quincy’s Jr. Sr. High School. The extent to which a background check was completed upon his hire by the district is unknown.

Newly appointed Superintendant of the Plumas Unified School District Bill Roderick stated that the district is investigating allegations of potential misconduct by Mr. Hawkins during his time with the school. Though Roderick did comment to EdSource that “there has not been any one specific incident that has prompted this.”

More information is to be shared as this story develops.