A high school soccer coach in Storrs is under police investigation.
State police said they started investigating Jeff Sirois, who also owns a local market and deli, after officials from E.O. Smith High School contacted them about an issue concerning the coach.
No additional information has been released on the nature of the investigation, but police said they have not made an arrest.
"I know he's coached girls' soccer for a number of years and the kids always enjoyed him as a coach, from what I understand," said Mike Okonuk, Sirois' neighbor in Lebanon.
Neither the school nor Sirois have commented on the investigation and the status of Sirois' employment with the school is not clear. He is not listed on the staff and faculty directory on the school Web site.
NBC Connecticut spoke with Sirois' wife, who confirmed that her husband is under investigation, and said it's "inappropriate," but added that she could not talk specifically about it.
"He's also a referee," Marilu Sirois said. "So soccer really is his life. I'm the soccer widow. It's been my nickname in his pool forever."
She also would not comment on her husband's employment with the school and said she had not been contacted by authorities.
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