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.
Ex-offender organizes neighborhood makeover
A man went to prison for nine years, and when he got out, he decided he didn't like what he saw in his neighborhood -- so he decided to do…
Passengers speak publicly about Megabus crash
This week, a passenger from the Megabus that crashed on I-65 this month spoke publicly for the first time about the event.
IU experts say 'no outbreak' of Ebola in U.S.
Experts from Indiana University held a forum about Ebola this week even as another U.S. patient was diagnosed in New York.
Arcadia council accepts marshal's resignation
The Arcadia Town Council accepted the resignation of Town Marshal William Hickrod after a fallout stemming from an earlier attack on a…
Often-fatal virus threatens cats at IACC
An outbreak of a highly contagious virus at Indianapolis Animal Care and Control has halted surrenders and put the lives of dozens of cats at…
Motorcyclist struck, killed by garbage truck
A motorcyclist was killed after being hit by a garbage truck in Morgan County Friday.