School district speaks on fired Swansea football coach

School district speaks on fired football coach

(WIS) - Lexington School District Four has issued its first official statement regarding a fired Swansea football coach.

Two weeks ago at practice, there was allegedly a heat-related incident with a player. Following the practice, Wright was fired as head coach.

In part, it reads they will not comment on matters relating to the District's employment decisions.

"Lexington County School District 4 strives for excellence in leadership and instilling its mission in each of our students and employees to grow, serve, and innovate.  To that end, when the District makes employment decisions, our administration adheres to District Board Policy and the legal standards that govern employers, including public schools.  Ultimately, our primary concern is ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our students, staff, and community stakeholders. 

The district did share that coach Greg Wright has been invited to attend the school board's next meeting on Thursday and meet with them during that time. Initially, Wright and his attorney, Lewis Cromer, opted not to meet with the school.

Wright's lawyer denies the allegations and now seeks reinstatement for Wright and to clear the coach's name, or they will move forward with a lawsuit.

"The coach is not interested in that if he can avoid it," said Wright's attorney Lewis Cromer. "If he can't, then we're going to have to do what we have to do."

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