Bowling Green police closed their investigation into former Greenwood boys’ basketball coach Jason Stonebraker’s alleged inappropriate communication with a female student at the school without filing any charges.
Police found that no criminal act was committed by Stonebraker, according to police spokesman Officer Ronnie Ward. He added that the city denied open record requests about the case because the victim was a juvenile.
Stonebraker voluntarily resigned Feb. 25 for “personal reasons,” one day before Warren County Public Schools confirmed the coach was the center of an investigation of allegations of inappropriate electronic communication with a Greenwood High School student.
WCPS said at the time of Stonebraker’s resignation that it had found no evidence that anything inappropriate occurred between the two beyond alleged electronic communication, nor anything suggesting the student wasn’t 18 years old for the duration of the communication.
But the investigation revealed the allegations began before the student turned 18, which is why police can’t release any further information, Ward said.
The alleged inappropriate communication occurred on multiple occasions, according to Warren County Public Schools officials, who said in February that a parent first notified the appropriate parties.
Stonebraker also stepped down from his position with the school’s alternate learning center. His resignation came two days before the Greenwood boys’ basketball team began postseason play in the Boys’ District 14 Tournament.
Assistant coach Logan Guess led the Gators in a loss to Bowling Green in the tournament’s semifinals. Greenwood hasn’t hired Stonebraker’s permanent replacement.