Oregon City HS Football Coach Arrested
By Pat Boyle & Rosemary Reynolds
OREGON CITY, Ore. -- The head football coach at Oregon City High School has been arrested on theft and official misconduct charges.
Police claim Kevin Strasser tried to pawn a student's watch. The former student told police he lost the Ice Time diamond watch valued at $600 at the end of the school year and later learned it had turned up in a pawn shop in Clackamas County. That's when he called police.
"Everyone is schocked and saddened by this news. The Oregon City School District expects all staff to uphold professional and moral standards of conduct both in the classroom and community," said Superintendent Larry Didway.
Cops were able to tie the watch to Strasser and arrested him at his home in Milwaukie. He was booked into the Clackamas County Jail and bailed out. In addition to being football coach, Strasser is also a PE teacher at the high school.
Athletic Director Bruce Reece is now the acting head football coach.