MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A Miami Northwestern high school football coach was suspended as administrators investigate whether he held practice against rules and stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.

CBS4 News partner The Miami Herald first reported that Miami Northwestern launched an investigation when it learned there had been unauthorized football training. The football coach Max Edwards was suspended indefinitely.

“The school’s administration launched an investigation as soon as it learned about this unauthorized athletic activity.  The head coach has been suspended pending the outcome of this matter and further action may be taken against others who may have been involved in this unsanctioned event. The school is in the process of communicating with parents of students who may have participated,” said Daisy Gonzalez-Diego, Chief Communications Officer for Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

The Florida High School Athletic Association, the state’s governing body for high school sports, canceled all high school athletic events in the state on March 18, nine days before the start of spring football practices.

Max Edwards has been the head football coach for the Miami Northwestern since the 2015 season. The team has won state titles the past three years.

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