PORTLAND, Ore. (CBS SEATTLE/AP) — A Portland-area middle school football coach who said he was willing to lose his job rather than back down from plans for a team party at Hooters has lost his job.
The athletic director for the Corbett School District, Jean-Paul Soulagnet, sent a letter to parents Monday night telling them the end-of-season awards party the team voted to attend at Hooters was no longer a Corbett Middle School event.
KGW reports the athletic director also fired coach Randy Burbach for refusing to choose a more appropriate location.
“I’m not taking them there for the sexual overtones that the upset families are casting on the restaurant,” Burbach told KGW. “If they do as well as the Hooters did for my boys when they were twelve, it would be a great experience.”
Burbach said he would not bow to pressure to move the party, because he always told his boys to stand up for what they believe in.
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