The Coppell (Texas) school district is looking into its high school football program after parents have filed official grievances alleging misconduct by the coaching staff. And their complaints of favoritism regarding playing time extended beyond paperwork when several parents protested earlier this week outside the district headquarters.
“It’s just sort of reached the boiling point,” Ron Hanson, whose son plays on the team, told CBS 11 in Dallas-Fort Worth. “There’s an extreme tension in the locker room among the kids. There’s a great fear of retaliation. Kids are worried if they say anything, they won’t play.”
Some of the protestors pointed to the sophomore starting quarterback, who is the son of the athletic director.
“This kids that should be playing, aren’t and that’s frustrating,” said Hanson.
A school district spokesperson said no one from the district could comment because official grievances have been filed and it is a personnel issue.
Coppell is 4-4 and plays Thursday night at Heritage (Coleyville, Texas) before closing the regular season next week at home against Haltom (Haltom City).