Mendota (CA) head coach arrested on insurance fraud charges


by Jeff Fisher

Earlier this year, Mendota High School (California) head football coach Beto Mejia and his team made national news with a heartwarming story that aired on ESPN. Today, Mejia is making headlines again after being arrested on charges of insurance fraud.

According to ABC 30, Mejia was arrested Wednesday along with a former player. The Mendota Unified School District issued a news release that said they don’t believe any other employees are students are involved.

Mejia has been placed on administrative leave and assistant coaches will take over the team that is 2-1 going into Friday night’s game against Yosemite.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.