Youth football coach loses job over team party 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.