The coach of a Texas high school basketball team that beat another team 100-0 was fired Sunday, the same day he sent an e-mail to a newspaper saying he will not apologize “for a wide-margin victory when my girls played with honor and integrity.”
Kyle Queal, the headmaster for Covenant School, told the Dallas Morning News that he could not answer if the firing was a direct result of coach Micah Grimes’ e-mail disagreeing with administrators who called the blowout “shameful.”
On its Web site, Covenant, a private Christian school, posted a statement regretting the outcome of its Jan. 13 shutout win over Dallas Academy. “It is shameful and an embarrassment that this happened. This clearly does not reflect a Christlike and honorable approach to competition.”
A parent at the game said an assistant Covenant coach cheered wildly as the team hit three-pointers in the fourth quarter to edge closer to 100 points. Dallas Academy, with eight girls on the team and 20 girls in the school, specializes teaching students with short attention spans or dyslexia.