I’m not coming to the defense of Kent Leiss here. Not in the way you might think anyway. The Coeur d’Alene boys basketball coach who resigned under pressure with three games left in the regular season was essentially fired last week. From my vantage point – and I’ve followed this closely – this was a situation that was fumbled from the beginning by the principal and athletic director. They caved to irate parents, conducting a closed-door meeting with them late in the regular season. Then after meeting with them, the principal cornered Leiss and all but asked for his job. He didn’t so much tell him to resign, but he hinted in strong words that if he didn’t resign he wouldn’t be around long. I’m all for protecting athletes. But in this situation where the allegations were about a coach who directed foul language toward the players, the administrators should have ridden it out until the season concluded/Greg Lee, SR. More here.