Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Middle school football coach fired for planning party at Hooters

The head coach of a middle school football team in Corbett, Ore. has been fired after planning an end-of-season party at Hooters.

Randy Burbach began planning the party a month ago and never heard any concern about holding it at the "delightfully tacky yet unrefined" eatery until last weekend.

Corbett School District athletic director J.P. Soulagnet said he tried to get Burbach to change the venue for the celebratory gathering. However, Burbach adamantly refused, and that decision ultimately led to his demise.

Here is part of the letter Soulagnet sent to parents:

"I spoke with Randy Burbach this evening and asked him to move the event to a different venue so that all of the athletes and their families could attend and feel comfortable about the location and enjoy the season. He was unyielding and emphatically said no for a number of reasons. As a school district and athletic department we do not support nor condone the decision to hold an end of season celebration at Hooter’s for any of our teams, groups, or clubs cross the board and at at all levels including high school. This was a choice made by Randy Burbach on his own accord. This is no longer a Corbett Middle School Football event."

“I believe this is a fine venue,” Burbach told The Oregonian. “It’s not a strip club. If you have a dirty mind, you’ll find dirt.”

Burbach also reiterated that the party will go on as planned.


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