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H.S. Baseball Coach Says He Lost Job Over Race

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The St. Paul school district is investigating whether a baseball coach lost his job because of race, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Michael Grover claims Johnson Senior High set out to replace him with a coach of Asian descent in a bid to recruit more Asian-American students.

Grover, who is white, posted a note on Facebook after he and his assistant coach lost their jobs last week.

In a statement, the district said they have a policy against hiring or firing based on a person’s ethnic background.

Grover acknowledged his team lost almost all their games last spring after two strong seasons. But he claims athletics director Jeff Plaschko brought up the race issue.

Plaschko said he was advised by the district not to comment.

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  1. Cold Truth says:

    “in a bid to recruit more Asian-American students.”

    Because Asians are all so tall?

    1. duhhhrrr says:

      Why doe sbeing tall have anything to do with baseball? I suppose one could ask “what does reading an article have to do with posting a message on a discussion board too?”

    2. duhhhrrr says:

      Why does being tall have anything to do with baseball? I suppose one could ask “what does reading an article have to do with posting a message on a discussion board too?”

      1. Todd says:

        A better question wouild be why do they have a picture of a basketball instead of a baseball?

        1. Editor is Sleeping says:

          Exactly my first thought..

  2. Todd says:

    Whoops that would be would, not wouild.

  3. konglee says:

    No.. only jeremy Lin is tall

  4. AntiTeabagger says:

    When did they start using basketballs to play baseball with? They starting BaseketBall?

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