High School Baseball

Former Dunbar baseball coach gets probation

Mickey Marshall, former baseball coach at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, was sentenced Friday in Fayette Circuit Court to two years probation on misdemeanor charges of theft "by failure to make a required disposition." The theft charges involved money from the baseball booster club.

If Marshall violates his probation, the maximum penalty is a one-year jail sentence.

Marshall led the Lexington school to two state championships and was named the 2007 coach of the year by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association.

Booster clubs, made up of parents and coaches, are private organizations that support sports, cheerleading and bands in Fayette County public schools by raising millions of dollars for equipment, travel and other expenses not covered by the school district.