Corsicana High School coach and teacher Elizabeth Collier submitted her resignation Friday following an investigation of complaints regarding her conduct as head coach of the girls’ softball team, according to Dr. Diane Frost, Superintendent of Corsicana Independent School District.
“Ms. Collier will remain on leave through the end of the school year,” Frost said. “The district is immediately beginning its search for a new head coach.”
Collier was placed on paid administrative leave April 17, 2018 while an investigation of the softball program was under review.
Frost said CISD is reviewing the culture of the softball program as is compared to district expectations and core values.
“Paid leave is standard procedure,” she said.
The Corsicana High School girls’ softball program has reached the playoffs the last eight years under Collier, and made the playoffs this spring after assistant coach Lauren Rivera took over the team in Collier’s absence with three games remaining.
Rivera will not be the new head coach as she is leaving the school because her husband, former Tiger defensive coordinator Joey Rivera, has taken a job as a head coach elsewhere.
According to her bio page on the school’s website, Collier taught at CHS for 16 years. She graduated from CHS in 1997 and returned in 2001 after graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University. She taught in chemistry for 15 years and was also the assistant cross country coach.
The Corsicana Daily Sun contacted Collier but she did not wish to comment at this time.