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Parents Run Champ Coach From Job

The more I’m around high school sports, the more I wonder why coaches want to coach these days. The reward – and I’m not talking about wins or state championships for that matter – seems to be overshadowed too often by having to deal with discontented parents. A classic case is the firing of Casey Curtis (pictured) as Lewis and Clark’s girls soccer coach. LC athletic director Jeff Norton made it clear that he didn’t support Casey’s dismissal. Norton also emphasized that he’s a good soldier and he supports his boss, principal Shawn Jordan, who made the final call. Curtis was told he lacked communication and leadership skills. This came after LC went undefeated in the Greater Spokane League last fall and Curtis was named coach of the year/Greg Lee, SR. More here.

Question: Would you want to coach a high school sport and deal with toxic parents?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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