Joey Diaz, a former swim coach of the Makos Aquatics Club of Gainesville, Florida has been terminated by his club. In a statement released by the club Friday, they confirmed that they had no prior knowledge of the situation, which is not the case in many instances of arrested coaches, and that he was immediately terminated when learning of his arrest.
The safety and well-being of our athletes is the highest priority for Makos Aquatics Club of Gainesville. We learned of the arrest of Joseph Diaz, part-time group coach, Thursday evening and had no prior knowledge of any inappropriate conduct. His employment was immediately terminated by our club and will continue to work with the authorities on this matter and provide any information we can.
Diaz was arrested late Thursday afternoon on two counts involving child pornography. (Read More here).
In the only update to the arrest record from Alachua County Clerk of Court on Friday, Katrina Harden from the State Attorney office has been assigned as the prosecutor in the case.