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Youth football coach loses job over team party at Hooters

hootersCORBETT, Ore. — An Oregon youth football coach has lost his job for a team dinner he planned to host at Hooters.

According to KPTV, Corbett Middle School football coach Randy Burbach was notified last week that he will not be returning to coach the school’s combination 7th and 8th grade football team next year.

A letter posted on the district’s website informed parents that Burbach intended to cap the season with a banquet at Hooters for the players and their families.

The district’s athletic director said he wrote Burbach, asking that he find a more family friendly venue. The district said Burbach emphatically denied the request.

The school’s principal told KPTV that the decision to hold such a party at Hooters was absolutely inappropriate and that Burbach would not be coaching for them again.

At least one parent told KPTV that Burbach was a fantastic coach who would regularly take players out to dinner after games at his own expense.

Hooters has since offered to pick up the tab for the team’s party scheduled for Saturday at their North Portland location. The restaurant chain has also pledged $1,000 along with 20 percent of their sales from Saturday to the Corbett Booster Club.

 

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4 comments

  • The World is Ending

    If the ones who claim that the party was inappropriate, truly believe what they preach then they will tell Hooters sorry but we can't accept your money.

  • Guest

    Settle down people. You obviously have never been to Hooters. Kids are in there all the time. The only thing the coach did wrong was insubordination.

  • kJang

    Just because kids are in there all the time doesn't mean parents are exercising good judgment by taking them there. Hooters is well known for being one step below a strip club. Maybe next year, the coach can get them all a lap dances for their banquet. Get real! If parents with some good sense objected to having the banquet there and school officials told him to find a more family friendly environment to hold the banquet, that is what he should have done. What is wrong with people. He should be fired.


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