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Martinez Resident, Coach Arrested for Inappropriate Relationship with Student

The 22-year-old coach at Acalanes High School in Lafayette resigned after the school put him on administrative leave.

Lafayette police arrested a 22-year-old volleyball coach at Acalanes high school Friday for having an inappropriate relationship with a minor. 

Daniel Kalustian of Martinez reportedly had a relationship with a female student for more than a year, according to the Contra Costa Times. 

The Lafayette school chief sent the following letter to parents and guardians Friday afternoon: 

I am writing to inform our Parent Community that the District learned that an Acalanes High School coach was arrested today with charges related to an inappropriate relationship and misconduct with a minor student from another school in the District.

The District was alerted to the possible misconduct of the 22 year-old coach, and he was immediately placed on administrative leave; thereafter, he resigned his position with the District. This individual served as a coach in the District and in no other capacity.

The District has extended support to the student and the family to assist them through this process.

We will continue to work with the Lafayette Police Department on this matter, and student safety will continue to be a top priority.

Should questions or concerns arise for your student, please contact a school counselor or administrator.

Sincerely, John Nickerson Superintendent


Lisa Horton October 06, 2012 at 11:27 PM
I know Nicholas personally. He is a wonderful person from a fine family. My heart dropped when I heard this news. My prayers are with him and we all love you and support you Nick. Derek and Lisa Horton
Dipen patel October 09, 2012 at 04:15 AM
I and my sister have known Nick for years. He was a great coach and an honor to work with in our run to NCS last year. An NCS champ and a great mentor. Lots of support your way. Diprn Patel

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