(8-11-22) Beech Grove (Indiana) High School’s head basketball coach Mike Renfro (45) has been suspended following his arrest for dealing and possession of cocaine. In March he led the Hornets to the 2022 IHSAA Class 3A state boys basketball championship, the first in school history.

Renfro has been booked into the Henry County Jail early Monday morning after sheriff’s deputies pulled him over on I-70 East in the New Castle area. Renfro was going 45 mph on the interstate and struggling to stay in the lanes. He failed several field sobriety tests.

A search of Renfro’s vehicle uncovered multiple small baggies of a white powdery substance. The substances, nearly two grams, inside all tested positive for cocaine.

Renfro was arrested and has been charged for dealing and possession of cocaine, operating while intoxicated and public intoxication.

A letter sent to families and staff of Beech Grove City Schools (BGCS) said Renfro has been suspended pending further investigation.

The district intends to fully cooperate with law enforcement officers as they conduct their investigation. Because this is an ongoing investigation, there is little else we can share now. However, we know that when events like this happen, the entire school and district are impacted. We want to ensure that you have the appropriate support during this difficult time. School officials and district counselors will be available to answer students’ questions during the next several days. 

Letter sent o staff and parents of District

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Beech Grove beat Marion in the 2022 Class 3A IHSAA Boys Basketball Final. Here’s the Beech Grove highlights from the game.