Castleton Football Coach Quits Over Student Loans

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Castleton State College says football coach Rich Alercio has resigned over an incident in which he helped get student loans for one of his players.

College President Dave Wolk says Alercio – who was hired in 2008 to start the program at the Division III college – allegedly violated NCAA rules by arranging a contact that led to three student loans totaling nearly $22,000. The applications were co-signed by a part-time college employee. Wolk says the money was for tuition.

He wouldn’t identify the player or the employee, whom he said was unaware it was a violation.

Assistant Coach Marc Klatt was named to replace Alercio, who couldn’t be reached for comment Tuesday. His phone number is unlisted, and he didn’t immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment

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