High School coach was being investigated for sexual assault when he died

An Upstate high school cross-country and track coach was being investigated for a sexual assault on the school's campus when he died, according to police.

Eric Cummings, a cross-country and track coach at Riverside High School, was found dead in his home, according to Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger.

The cause of death has not been released.

Cummings, who was also a teacher at the school, had been put on paid administrative leave Sept. 3, according to Greenville County Schools spokesman Tim Waller.

When asked why Cummings was on leave, Waller said it was a personnel matter.

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