Baseball

Long Island High School Coach Arrested on Sex Abuse Charge

A Long Island high school baseball coach has been fired after he was arrested on charges alleging that he touched a student inappropriately.

Islip High School junior varsity coach Tyler Murphy, 25, was fired after Friday's arrest, Newsday reports. He's accused of touching a female student inappropriately at the high school Thursday night.

A school resource officer reported the incident to police. Murphy was arrested on charges of sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

Police say Murphy will be arraigned at a later date. It's not clear if he has a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.

Murphy, an Islip alumnus, was hired in November. As a student, he helped the varsity baseball team win county championships in 2008 and 2009.

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