The Peninsula School District fired Gig Harbor High football coach Darren McKay this afternoon. McKay remains a teacher at the school.
McKay’s firing comes less than 24 hours after an outpouring of support at the district’s school board meeting. Click here to read more about that.
UPDATE (4:50 p.m.) — Here’s my story:
Less than 24 hours after listening an outpouring of support for Darren McKay, Peninsula School District superintendent Terry Bouck fired Gig Harbor High’s football coach Friday afternoon.
“Guess I’m going to have to update my resume,” said McKay, who led the Tides for 12 seasons.
Since December, McKay has been fighting the district’s decision to place him on an improvement plan that also called for him to fire two assistant coaches – his father Mike and brother Sean – by filing a grievance.
The grievance has reached the state level and to McKay’s knowledge has not been resolved, he said. Still, on Friday he was given a termination letter, which cited his failure to cooperate with the improvement plan and not showing satisfactory improvement to his evaluators, McKay said.
“I got fired for standing up to (the district),” he said.
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