Hays High School girls’ basketball coach Kirk Maska began a week-long period away from the team mid-week. He missed Friday night’s game in Liberal, and will not coach Tuesday’s game against Abilene in Hays.

Hays High Athletic Director Chris Michaelis said he was not labeling the hiatus from the team as a suspension.

“Just been saying will not be coaching until after Tuesday,” he said Thursday.

Hays USD 489 Superintendent John Thissen said he was limited on what he could say about the matter.

“It’s a personnel issue and a personal concern,” Thissen said. “Something did occur. … The coach will be working with the girls next Wednesday.”

Thissen said the investigation into the matter was closed, and the district has taken the students’ best interest to heart.