Leading off today:
Less than a year removed from a PSAL city championship, Bruce Eugene has been fired at Grand Street
for letting a Long Island player use the football coach's Brooklyn address to establish residency, The New York Post reported Wednesday.
The episode, which the paper reported was substantiated by investigators, allowed the unnamed student to attend Grand Street without paying the $7,119 out-of-district tuition.
"There are enrollment regulations in place to protect students, families and taxpayers, and we have procedures for addressing employees who do not follow them," Department of Education spokeswoman Toya Holness told the paper.
Eugene, 34, rode out two storms last year en route to the season-ending win at Yankee Stadium. He drew criticism for letting star running back Rahmel Ashby play out the season while facing two sets of serious criminal charges. Ashby, now attending a Miami college, was cleared of attempted murder but still faces a firearms charge.
In addition, the coach was hit with a three-game suspension (later reduced to two) for holding a prohibited scrimmage with a New Jersey high school team.
The paper also reported Eugene has gone to court to overturn the firing, claiming he signed a confidential settlement that allowed him to coach this year.
Another departure: Niagara-Wheatfield football coach Brent Tylec is resigning effective Thursday, The Niagara Gazette reports.
The school board will be asked to approve assistant Russell Nixon as the interim head coach.
Coaching milestone: Baldwinsville girls volleyball coach Mary Jo Cerqua registered her 500th win in 27 seasons when the Bees swept West Genesee 25-14, 28-26, 25-8 on Tuesday.
"It's a very special moment for me. I was trying not to cry. It's overwhelming," Cerqua told Syracuse.com.
Her teams have won two NYSPHSAA and 18 Section 3 championships.
Player milestone: Voorheesville senior Veda Hensel scored seven goals over three victories last week to reach 21 goals for the season and over 100 for her career.
More soccer: Every time Wilson High needed a goal in its Niagara-Orleans League girls soccer game at Akron, Kayla Neuman responded. The senior midfielder scored all her team's goals -- including the game-winner on a penalty kick in the second overtime -- for a 4-3 victory. Neuman scored the game's first goal and then twice tied the game before booting home the winner.
Watching the forecast: The Disney Cross Country Classic, scheduled for this Friday in Florida, is one of the major casualties as Hurricane Matthew bears down on the East Coast. Organizers cited and employee safety at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in announcing the cancellation.