Ex-HS girls coach fired over book?

BY foxsports • September 20, 2012

Bryan Craig was a high school girls basketball coach not long ago. He resigned a month ago. On Tuesday, he also lost his job as a guidance counselor at an Illinois high school.

And it's all over the fact that Craig recently penned a book titled "It's Her Fault", which the Chicago Sun-Times describes as containing Craig's "controversial and often crude views on women and sex."

The 33-year-old also wrote that "the easiest kill for a man is through the young lady with low self-esteem."

Obviously, this isn't the best course of action for someone who is helping to mold young minds, especially the young minds of high school girls.

The Sun-Times reports that Craig resigned last month as the varsity girls basketball coach and was also suspended from his role as guidance counselor. That happened after the paper ran a report on the book.

The school board voted unanimously to terminate Craig on Tuesday.

"Mr. Craig's conduct in this matter fell far short of our expectations and evoked outrage from me, members of this board and many others in our district who have come to expect the highest level of professionalism and sound judgment from the people they entrust with their children each day," board president Betty Owens said. "Our actions tonight bring a swift conclusion to this matter and to Mr. Craig’s employment with the district and allow us to return to our priorities of preparing District 227 students for success in school and in life."

However, Craig isn't going to go down without a fight.

"We regret the board's decision," Stephen Richards, Craig's attorney, said, according to CBS Chicago. "It's a clear violation of Mr. Craig's First Amendment rights. Mr. Craig is not going to let this matter rest."


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