An assistant swim coach at Countryside YMCA in Lebanon who is charged with inappropriately touching a young female team member in North Carolina last weekend has a long history of coaching area children.
Patrick Jeanneret, 30, of West Chester coached the swim team at Fairfield High School from 2007 to 2011, when he won two Miami Conference Coach of the Year Awards, according to his biography on the Countryside Torpedoes website.
He began as assistant coach in 2004 at Great Miami Valley YMCA in Fairfield, where he took over as head coach in 2007.
Officials at Greater Miami Valley YMCA said they are in the process of alerting families of any children who swam while Jeanneret was a coach there. Jeanneret has been fired from his position at Countryside.
“The kids are our most important concern. We’re doing our due diligence to make sure families are aware of this,” spokeswoman Karen Staley said. “Our hearts really do go out to the family of the little girl in the incident.”
Jeanneret was arrested for “taking indecent liberties with children” Saturday for an alleged incident at 3:30 a.m. at the Marriott Hotel, 301 N. Greene St., in Greensboro, according to police there. Police were called about 5:15 a.m.
Greensboro police have not yet released the police report nor would a public information officer discuss the allegations against Jeanneret, who bonded out of jail after posting $20,000.