NOBLESVILLE, Ind. - More than a dozen parents, students and alumni in Noblesville asked administrators to reconsider the firing of a longtime coach.
There were more than 150 people packed into the Educational Services Center for Tuesday night’s meeting.
It was a final attempt to urge Noblesville Schools officials to reconsider firing head basketball coach David McCollough, but the superintendent confirmed it was a done deal.
McCollough was fired after he threw a basketball at a student out of frustration during a drill. He publicly apologized for his actions back in February, but was fired a few weeks ago.
Supporters of the coach argued that he didn’t get a fair shake.
"He positively affected many, many young men. He was due a thorough investigation and they simply didn't do it. So I wanted to come out and show my support for a great coach, but an even better man," former student Ryan Murray said.
Noblesville Schools Superintendent Libbie Conner said the board did conduct a thorough investigation.
"This is a personnel issue. Personnel issues from our side of the table are strictly confidential. We cannot divulge details of the investigation," Conner said.
After about 45 minutes of public comments, all in support of McCollough, the school board approved Brian McCauley as the new head coach. McCauley spent eight years as the varsity coach at Kokomo High School and led them to five sectional championships.
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