WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

Local

Bill Would Shield Minn. Coaches From Parent Gripes

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Aretha Franklin Lights Up The Grandstand
  2. Mike Max Shoots Sid Hartman An Ice Bucket Challenge
  3. Good Questions: State Fair
  4. High School Football Highlights: Aug. 22, 2014
  5. WCCO Takes Aim At The Bonanza Shooting Gallery

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota high school coaches could soon have a bit more job protection.

A bill now before the Legislature would add a sentence to the existing Minnesota law that governs the rights of coaches to contest their dismissals. It says that parent complaints can’t be the sole reason for letting a coach go.

State Rep. Dean Urdahl, a former varsity cross country coach, says he’s trying to guard against coaches losing their jobs when a parent complains about a child’s playing time or the type of plays they call.

The Grove City Republican says parent complaints about inappropriate behavior would still be taken seriously and other laws would come into play.

The bill’s cosponsor is Rep. Paul Marquart, a Democrat who is chairman of a House education panel.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,810 other followers