Broomfield High School softball coach on leave amid misconduct allegations

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — The coach of Broomfield High School’s softball team is on administrative leave because of an investigation into misconduct allegations, the Boulder Valley School District said Saturday.

Paula Seifried has been with the district since 2006, according to the district website. In addition to coaching, she teaches science at the school.

District spokesman Randy Barber could not comment on the nature of the investigation. However, a letter from the school’s principal was sent to parents of students on the softball team.

“We take the safety and well-being of our students very seriously.  I am reaching out to you to let you know that our Head Softball Coach Paula Seifried has been placed on administrative leave until further notice. This is our normal procedure during any investigation in Boulder Valley School District.

Assistant Coaches Phil Kessler and Courtney Harrelson, as well as school administration, have been working to support the girls during the tournament and will continue to do so over the course of the weekend.

We will keep you updated. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

The district is investigating the allegations along with the Broomfield Police Department.