UPDATE TO EARLIER STORY:
Scott Striggow, head softball coach at Island Coast High School, resigned from his position Tuesday afternoon a day after his son was arrested and accused of sending pictures of his genitals to former softball players.
The elder Striggow submitted his resignation effective immediately about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to Amity Chandler, Lee County School District spokeswoman.
His son Jordan, a volunteer softball coach at the school, was arrested on charges of sending harmful material to minors.
“We are disappointed about what has transpired. Unfortunately, we are not able to predict the behaviors of individuals in their personal lives,” she wrote in an email to The News-Press.
A volunteer Island Coast High School softball coach was arrested after being accused of sending pictures of his genitals to students.
Jordan Striggow, 22, was arrested on three charges of transmitting harmful information to minors, according to the Cape Coral Police Department.
Striggow was acting as an assistant coach at the school. His father, Scott Striggow, is the school’s head softball coach.
Authorities raided the house of Jordan Striggow — where he lives with his fiancee and their two young children — on June 17 and confiscated their phones and tablets.
After a forensic analysis of the electronics and interviews, investigators found that there were three victims, all of whom were teenage girls and at least one of whom was a player on a softball team Striggow coached.
The youngest victim found an email from June 2013 when she was 14 years old and Striggow was 20. The email’s subject line read “Seee he is biggggg” and an attached picture showed what Striggow admitted to investigators was his genitalia.
He admitted to taking the picture while standing barefoot in the bathroom of his house, police said. An infant’s bathtub can be seen on the floor.
“I did this. I did do this. I was bored one night and thought, hmm, let’s see what would happen,” Striggow told investigators.
At one point, Striggow tried to convince one of the girls that it was not his genitalia in the picture she had received, so he sent a picture of himself naked standing beside his scantily clad fiancee, who was his girlfriend at the time.
“I’ve matured now, but a while ago, I preyed on the insecure. I would target those girls, build them up to get them to do whatever I wanted,” he told investigators in an hour-and-a-half interview.
“He said he drowns himself in work or coaching softball,” according to an affidavit.
The school’s principal, Kristin Bueno, and assistant principal, Mitch Player, told investigators in late June that the younger Striggow was not an official coach, as he was “only a volunteer,” according to an affidavit. Both identified one of the girls who received one of the explicit photos as a current student at the school.
The school’s athletic director, Kelly Heinzman-Britton, declined to comment.
“They should do background checks on them (coaches) or not have them around (the players),” said Gloria Conn, the mother of alumna Lindsey Conn, a former third baseman for the Island Coast High School Gators.
The concerned mother said she would talk with her daughter to see if she ever had any issues with Striggow.
Striggow bonded out of Lee County Jail with a bail of $75,000 Friday but is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 3.