Saugus High football coach Anthony Nalen was set to enter his second season with the Sachems this fall. (Item File Photo)

Saugus football coach placed on leave

SAUGUS -- Saugus school officials remain silent as head football coach Anthony Nalen enters his third week on administrative leave pending the result of a reported investigation into a team-related issue that happened last month during preseason workouts, according to several reports.

Neither David DeRuosi Jr. nor principal Michael Hashem have been available for comment since the story broke last week. The telephone number the school has provided for Nalen has been disconnected.

Nalen, who was about to enter his second season as head coach, was not at Friday night's opening game, which Saugus lost at Amesbury, 30-12. Interim head coach Mike Mabee, along with assistant Chris Coutu and coaches…

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