Anger over Eden Prairie coach's reinstatement persists. Protest planned before tonight's game
March 9, 2023
As the regular high school basketball season draws to a close, some players and families in Eden Prairie want the school district to do more to address a coach's use of a racial slur in December.
Boys basketball coach David Flom was suspended from coaching for a month in December over his reading of the slur as he talked to players about social media. Since his reinstatement in January, some players of color have quit the team. Their families have hired a lawyer who is alleging Flom's language made the basketball team hostile to Black players. The former players and their families plan to demonstrate their frustrations ahead of Wednesday's game against Prior Lake.
"We think he should no longer be the head coach," said Michael Minta, the father of a Black 10th grade basketball player, said of Flom before a game last week. "This school is a diverse community and school, and you need someone who's going to care for all of our kids, not just some."
Fire a 28-0 coach for quoting someone else ? Mr Minta is the one that should be fired. What is he teaching at the U of M? Whining?
04/02/2023, 5:18 am