Like fbsno said ATM is nowhere clean in this whole situation I am guessing there is dirt to be uncovered on both sides. But in the end if they are willing to sweep under the rug than if they really wanted Ward they would have swept it under for him.
I have talked to a couple of people that say they knew the situation in OH and what they say his staff was ready to leave the year after the state title that doesn't seem to be like a healthy situation and Ward has just blamed this on members of the staff trying to get him fired. I've been told he doesn't like others getting credit whether that's Schmidt or Turner and when they begin to be bigger than him or perceived to be he begins to try and cut them at the knees. Not to mention the nepotism of hiring his sons on his staff. If this is this is true and who Sedro want than it might be a couple of long years in the Woolley.