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Santos Gallegos had served as the head coach of the Lynden girls wrestling program since its first year in 2011. (File photo)

This story has been updated to reflect Gallegos' bond has been set as a $1,500 appearance bond
 
WHATCOM ­— Former Lynden girls wrestling coach Santos Rodriguez Gallegos was arrested on suspicion of third-degree rape on Thursday, Jan. 7. 
 
Gallegos, 47, was booked into Whatcom County Jail by the Sheriff’s Office at 7:53 p.m., according to jail booking records. Bail has been set as a $1,500 appearance bond. 
 
He had been the head coach of the girls wrestling program at Lynden High School since its inception in the 2011-12 season and had served as a volunteer with the boys program prior. 
 
Lynden School District Superintendent Jim Frey said Gallegos is no longer employed with the school district.
 
“At this time I am able to say that he has resigned [from] his position with the Lynden School District and is now a former employee,” Frey said in an email. “We are cooperating with the Sheriff’s Office in their investigation.”
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.