POSTED: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 7:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 7:44pm
Longview, TX — Responding to allegations of inequities among Longview High School sports programs by a former soccer coach, LISD Athletic Director John King on Tuesday said the district has measures to ensure there is equity among all sports.
“I think you need to bloom where you’re planted. I think you need to think about your kids,” King said. “We’re in a coaching position — not a get-rich profession. I think some people lose sight of that.”
Former Lady Lobos soccer coach Chris Yoder resigned his coaching position in August while retaining his position teaching career and technical education classes at Longview High School.
Yoder said Monday that he resigned because the district did not compensate his “coaching position on a level equal to other coaches on staff.” Yoder, who addressed the school board Monday night, alleged there are disparities within the Longview ISD sports program that he believes are not in “complete compliance” with Title IX.
Title IX was established in 1972 to prevent gender discrimination in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.
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