St. Joe To Cut Ties With Huntington Prep
The Huntington Prep basketball academy is going to have to a find a new home as St. Joseph Central Catholic High School announced Thursday it is ending the academic and athletic relationship with the team. It begins immediately with the 2020-21 school year.
In an email, St. Joe principal Dr. Carol Templeton stated "Huntington Prep has, unfortunately, to uphold their financial obligations with St. Joseph Central Catholic High School leaving a large amount of unpaid tuition in arrears. Attempts to collect the agreed-upon tuition by the school, and prior to COVID-19 era, have been futile."
She also wrote that "this is not a student issue, we remained steadfast in our commitment to our students, this, unfortunately, is an organizational issue."
Huntington Prep coach Arkell Bruce reached out to WSAZ Thursday evening and had this response. "Over the last ten years we've paid in full. Paying out over a million dollars in that ten years. We paid over $65,000 this year then the covid hit. We have always maintained a 3.0 Gpa and all the 100 plus athletes that came through St. Joe have went on to be successful young men."