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Thu November 10, 2011
Buffalo H.S. coach resigns after distributing offensive document
A Buffalo High School football coach who resigned after distributing offensive handouts to his players will stay on as a guidance counselor.
Head Coach Pat Lynch, who led the team to two state football championships, was placed on administrative leave after handing out “hurt feelings reports” to his players this fall.
The forms enabled players to report problems, but also asked why they were reporting the offense. The options included “I am a queer,” and “I am a little bitch.” The form offered “a blanky” and P-M-S medication as consolation.
The Johnson County School District 1 school board accepted Lynch’s apology and resignation at a Monday meeting.
Superintendent Rod Kessler says Lynch is remorseful about his actions.
“He’s been a good employee for a long time and he’s been a good employee for a long time and has done a great job for us. Quite a bit out of character for what happened. And he made a mistake, and now he’s dealing with the consequences of it.”
Kessler says Lynch will still be useful to the school as a guidance counselor under administrative supervision.