The head coach for the girls basketball team at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy has been fired after his arrest last week in a prostitution sting.
Ryan Tyna, 42, of Hudson, was among 12 men arrested in a prostitution investigation conducted by Willoughby police in Lake County. Tyna was in the midst of his second season at CVCA. His team lost its sectional playoff game Feb. 20. His name no longer appears with other coaches on the school’s website.
Jason Spodnik, the school’s vice principal, confirmed the firing Tuesday morning.
“Monday morning Ryan Tyna, who was in his second year as girls basketball coach at CVCA, was relieved of his duties,” Spodnik said. “Much more than just coaching their sports, we have clear standards and expectations of our coaches and their responsibilities as role models.
“He was not a teacher here or a full-time employee.”
Spodnik said Tyna is a teacher in the Willoughby-Eastlake schools district and that he believed Tyna had been placed on administrative leave there.
Also arrested in the sting was Bryan Hess, 51, of Cuyahoga Falls.
Willoughby police said they posted an ad on a website often used to promote adult services. The 12 men responded to the ad offering a private, 30-minute session with a 20-year-old woman in exchange for $100.
Each of the men was arrested Thursday and Friday as they entered a Willoughby motel room.
The others arrested were: Timothy D. Asberry, 54, of Willoughby Hills; Bert M. Brown, 55, of Beachwood; Ramone A. Davis, 26, of Cleveland; Gill S. Gurinder, 31, of North Royalton; Nagi J. Haddad, 55, of Rocky River; Raymond T. Kern, 50, of Mentor; Eugene Preston, 38, of Beachwood; Johannes Reinhard, 64, of Palm Beach, Fla.; Efren Romero, 41, of Painesville; and Richard M. Salajcik, 47, of Eastlake.
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