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Continued: Despite new law, parents' complaints remain an issue for high school coaches

  • Article by: DAVID LA VAQUE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 22, 2014 - 7:03 AM

Sension said he was told at a May 8 meeting with Karetov and Metz that “they did what they would term an inquiry where they talked to those parents; they talked supposedly to a couple of players of those parents.”

Metz told the Star Tribune: “The meeting was very brief. If the meeting could have been longer it would have given all sides an opportunity to be heard and it might have been possible to avoid this long process.”

Metz added: “The nonrenewal process we used could have been better, but the decision to nonrenew his coaching contract would not have changed.”

Sension all but acknowledged his fate was sealed when he spoke to the board for 30 minutes last month.

“I’m here because of principle,” he said. “I’m here for other St. Louis Park coaches and more coaches metrowide.”

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