Racy player biographies get coach fired

Feb. 28, 2008 at 1:08 PM
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HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Offensive and sexual material in biographies of high school hockey players near Halifax, Nova Scotia, have cost the coach his job, reports said Thursday.

Ward Duncan, principal of the school at Fall River, said he fired Kevin Brown, a volunteer coach, after getting complaints about biographies that were listed in home game programs, Global News said.

One biography says the player likes fishing and hunting and has "a huge weapon," while another player said he wants to become a motivational speaker for the hearing impaired, the report said.

Duncan said he didn't know who wrote the material for the Lockview High School team but Brown was responsible for proofreading it, The Province in Vancouver reported.

"It should never have been printed and in fact, as an educator, I'm concerned that anyone would not see clearly why this type of language is inappropriate," Duncan said.

He said he was making arrangements for the team members to receive training in "activities that are designed to deepen their understanding of what it means to be part of a respectful and inclusive school environment, and the larger community as a whole," the Global report said.

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