Ex-lacrosse coach, Tim Udinski, has been arrested on stalking and harassment charges. The charges stem from Udinski making false accusations against his replacement as well as other officials at Lansdale Catholic High School in Philadelphia. Ticked off about being fired, Udinski sent seven emails reporting abuse to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. In these anonymous emails, he deliberately and falsely claimed that both the Lansdale Catholic football and lacrosse coaches were engaged in sexual solicitation of players on their respective teams.
During his tenure at the school, Udinski was the target of unfounded accusations. While coaching the 2011 lacrosse season, Lansdale Catholic relieved Udinski of his duties after he engaged in repeated heated arguments with players and staff.
District Attorney states:
Through the investigation Montgomery County Detectives developed Tim Udinski as the subject who sent the anonymous communications to the Archdiocese. On June 21, 2012, Detectives went to Udinski’s residence to interview him about this case. Udinski admitted to sending the seven anonymous emails to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Udinski stated that all the complaints were untrue. He admitted he specifically targeted the Lansdale Catholic football coach and lacrosse coach. Udinski told detectives that he made these false reports because, “I was mad at the school for the way I was treated. I was just furious.”
The defendant was video arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Harold Borak today and bail was set at $25,000.00 unsecured. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 27, 2012 at 10:30 A.M.