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'I can live with that': Stewartville volleyball coach suspended after rules violations

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A southern Minnesota hall of fame volleyball coach will keep his job after allegations he violated several league rules.

The Stewartville School Board voted 4-3 Monday to suspend coach John Dzubay for five games at the start of the fall 2015 season – but he will still continue as head coach of the Tigers, KTTC says.

He will also have to complete an action plan to address ongoing issues, ABC 6 notes.

"A five game suspension, I can live with that," Dzubay told ABC 6. "I know I'm not completely innocent in this whole thing. I totally misinterpreted the rules and if you misinterpret the rules, something has to happen."

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The Minnesota State High School League hasn't said if it will also punish Dzubay for the alleged violations, which included out-of-season coaching, holding volleyball-related events on Sundays and strongly encouraging players to use the gym over the summer.

It's not clear when the MSHSL's decision could be made, ABC 6 notes.

Dzubay has coached the team since 1981, KTTC notes.

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