Ex-Iowa High School Football Coach Faces Accusations of Embezzling Booster Club Funds
Garrison Carter, previously head football coach at Adel DeSoto Minburn (ADM) High School, stands accused of misappropriating funds from a booster club during his tenure. Carter tendered his resignation from his coaching position on May 12.
The Gridiron Club, a non-profit organization supporting the ADM football program, detected irregularities in their financial records, which led to confronting Carter about the situation. According to David Felt, the club’s president, Carter confessed to borrowing and subsequently returning the funds after being questioned by the club’s board members. However, the details regarding the amount involved and the timeline of the incident remain undisclosed.
Post the confrontation, Felt confirmed that Carter has relinquished his position within the Gridiron Club.
On Tuesday, Greg Dufoe, ADM Superintendent, communicated with KCCI, stating:
“I can confirm that Mr. Carter resigned his employment with the school district, but by law, the district cannot comment on confidential personnel matters. For clarity, the district is considered separate from the Gridiron Club.”
In his public announcement on May 12, Carter cited his intention to concentrate on his family and mental well-being as reasons for stepping down as the head football coach at ADM.