DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A discrimination and retaliation award is growing for a former women’s hockey coach who sued the University of Minnesota Duluth.

A federal judge granted a motion Wednesday to award Shannon Miller an additional $460,000 in pay and future benefits. That brings the total award to the former coach to about $4.2 million.

RELATED: Former UMD Women’s Coaches Take School To Federal Court

A federal jury last spring awarded Miller $3.7 million in lost wages and benefits, and for emotional distress. The jury determined the university discriminated against Miller on the basis of gender and retaliated against her for making Title IX complaints regarding the disparity between the men’s and women’s hockey programs.

Miller was among the most successful women’s hockey coaches, but the school declined to renew her contract in late 2014 after 16 seasons. Miller returned to coaching with the Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s Calgary Inferno.

(© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.