MU Gay Coach Fired

1 decade 3 years 4 months ago Monday, May 14 2007 May 14, 2007 Monday, May 14, 2007 11:48:03 AM CDT May 14, 2007 in News
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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- The openly gay coach of the University of Missouri men's lacrosse team is out of a job. Kyle Hawkins recently completed his first season as head coach after publicly disclosing his homosexuality. The team finished the season with a losing record for the first time in Hawkins' nine-year college coaching career. Team leaders said Hawkins was dismissed because of his job performance, not his sexual orientation. As a club sport, the Missouri lacrosse team largely controls its budget and hiring decisions. Hawkins is one of the few openly gay coaches, male or female, of a college team in the country.

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