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Ex-high school coach awarded $2.5M in discrimination case

Ex-high school coach awarded $2.5M in discrimination case
Posted at 11:38 PM, Apr 30, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) — A jury has ruled that the Colorado High School Activities Association should pay a former assistant basketball coach $2.5 million in a race discrimination case.

A lawsuit filed in federal court says William ‘Trey’ Harris III, who was hired in 2016 as a coach at Sand Creek High School in Colorado Springs, was falsely blamed for a transfer violation and later fired as a “minority scapegoat.”

The Gazette reports Harris was fired after it came to light that a player who participated in a basketball camp Harris owns later transferred to Sand Creek.

The lawsuit says Harris had nothing to do with the transfer.