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Micah Grimes – Great Basketball Coach

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009
Posted in Education by Joel Gross

A day ago, I wrote an article about a girls basketball team that was strongly criticized for beating another high school basketball team 100-0.‚  Today, I read an article that gave me back some hope for people in America.‚  Micah Grimes, the winning girls basketball coach, wrote a letter to a newspaper refusing to apologize for his players’ stellar performance.‚  Though the cowardly Covenant headmaster Kyle Queal subsequently fired him, Micah Grimes was still willing to stand up for his principles.

Below is a portion of Micah Grimes email to the press- “”In response to the statement posted on The Covenant School Web site, I do not agree with the apology or the notion that the Covenant School girls basketball team should feel embarrassed or ashamed. We played the game as it was meant to be played. My values and my beliefs would not allow me to run up the score on any opponent, and it will not allow me to apologize for a wide-margin victory when my girls played with honor and integrity.”

Way to stand up for your players, Micah Grimes! Kyle Queal is the one who should be fired and not Micah Grimes.