Police said Tuesday the Loyola Academy‘s girls soccer coach who was fired over “complaints alleging inappropriate or offensive comments” he made to team members would not be charged "at this time."
Craig Snower, head of the varsity girls’ soccer coach, was fired last week as an investigation was launched by authorities, the school said.
“Loyola Academy is committed to maintaining a safe environment for our students and their well-being is our highest priority,” the school said in a statement. “An investigation has been opened, and Loyola Academy is fully cooperating with the appropriate authorities.”
Snower was fired from his position as the girls’ senior director for the suburban FC United soccer club.
“We are aware of the situation regarding Craig Snower and the Loyola Academy Girls’ Soccer program,” an FC United spokesperson said in a statement. “Mr. Snower is no longer affiliated with FC United in any way.”
FC United declined to comment any further on why Snower was no longer with the club.
An attorney for Snower declined to comment on the allegations but said they would be commenting later.
A reporter went to Snower's day job in Glenview but was met by his mother, who also works at the business. She said in an off-camera interview that the family was "distressed" and that the former coach would not be commenting on the accusations.
Barbara Falk is the mother of a player Snower coached more than a decade ago.
"He wanted her to sit on his lap and discuss her performance," Falk recalled of Snower. "He asked her inappropriate questions about her undergarments. He asked her if she had a boyfriend and what she did with he boyfriend."