In Rare Case, Fired Coach Receives $50,000 Settlement From Parents in Defamation Lawsuit


By Bob Cook, Forbes.com


May has some big holidays — such as Mother’s Day and Memorial Day (which is when I’m writing this) — so you may have forgotten that May 16 was Coaches Appreciation Day. I cover youth sports for a living, and I certainly did, so I apologize to my kids’ coaches for not thanking them or giving them a gift. Though I admit I wouldn’t have gotten them something as big and satisfying as what a Rochester, N.Y.-area coach received, albeit two days late.

On May 18, Mark Storm agreed to a $50,000 settlement (out of his original $150,000 request) from the 2015 defamation lawsuit he filed in Ontario County (N.Y.) State Supreme Court against parents whose claims, he said, led to his firing from Honeoye Central High after 31 seasons coaching multiple sports. Storm in 2013 had retired as a physical education at the school, but had stayed on as boys varsity basketball coach.

The lawsuit was filed against two parents whose son played baseball and was not coached by Storm, but who sent a letter to the school alleging he had a drinking problem…more

Read More

Previous: What Kind of Parent are You: Carpenter or Gardener?
Next: Should Poor Parenting Cost?


DullesMoms.com is not the author of this content. All authors and sources are cited with links back to the original source. We’re sharing because we think it’s important, relevant, and share-worthy to moms, dads, and families!


Related Articles

Instagram, Facebook, & the Perils of “Sharenting”

For the vast majority of people, checking Instagram involves a mix of aspirationalism and voyeurism…

RIE Parenting: An Alternative Way to Raise Kids That’s About ‘Perceiving a Child as a Person’

It focuses on becoming observant of your child’s behaviour and essentially giving them respect to be themselves…

The Perils of Pushing Kids Too Hard & How Parents Can Learn to Back-Off

A group of parents is trying to shift the culture to balance the focus on achievement with an emphasis on well-being. Part of the equation is…

Children Persist Less When Parents Take Over

According to research from Penn psychologists, kids ages 4 to 7 persevere longer when allowed to…

Why Kids Lie & What Parents Can Do About It

Call them fibs, whoppers or straight-up untruths: However you label them, kids are likely to lie somewhere along the way…