MAINE: High School Football Coach Canned After Telling Players To Taunt Opponent For Having Two Mothers

The Bangor Daily News reports:

Gray-New Gloucester’s top school official told WMTW television a high school football coach is no longer employed by the district after allegations he told players to taunt an opponent for having two mothers.

Maine School Administrative District 15 Superintendent Craig King told WMTW the district “takes concerns about the safety and security of students very seriously, and does not tolerate threatening or discriminatory behavior.” King told the station that he cannot discuss specific personnel matters, but confirmed varsity football coach Duane Greaton doesn’t work for the district any longer.

The Portland Press Herald reported that Lynn and Stephanie Eckersley-Ray, the married mothers of a Yarmouth High School football player, claimed the coach told his players to taunt her son whenever he was tackled by asking him, “Who’s your daddy?”

Several players reported the coach’s instructions and a school official alerted referees to listen for any taunts. None were reported during the game.


  • HoneyBoySmith

    What the fuck is wrong with people!?

    • Gustav2

      They have been given permission by the president’s manner.

      • kirby7771

        Exactly. Grifters are gonna grift, and their dumbass followers are gonna follow merrily along.

    • ColdCountry

      There will always be idiots, but at least the school officials are not among them. This time.

    • Andrea_Rae

      massive empathy gap

    • zhera

      The internet isn’t big enough to list all the things that are wrong with people.

    • Adam King

      Not enough orange octopodes.

  • another_steve

    It’s Depression Friday here on JMG! All the stories are depressing!

    In here life is depressing.
    The girls are depressing.
    Even the orchestra is depressing.

  • JoeMyGod

    Judging by the photos on his Facebook page, it looks like the coach might be the same guy as a local man arrested in 2010 for stealing from his employer.

    • Reality.Bites

      Usually you have to go at least as far west and south as Michigan to find a high school football coach this unqualified to guide young people.

      (Although Rob Ford was a volunteer football coach in Toronto, which, come to think of it, is till pretty far south and west of Maine, so never mind)

    • But remember, it’s us LGBTQ people who ruin America. -_-

      • james1200

        Gay marriage made him do it? He was so offended by homos tying the knot that he had to steal money to give to NOM? He was so offended by the thought of all the buttsecks he wasn’t having he temporarily lost his mind and stole thousands?

      • David Gervais

        At first I thought you said “LGBTQ people who RUN America.”

        • No, but I like that idea! =)

    • Goodboy
      • David Walker

        I’d feel very assured if my kids were anywhere near that. /s

        • Sporkfighter

          But if they had teammates like the kids on that team? That’d be good.

      • Goodboy
        • Todd20036

          Holy crap. He’s MY age? Dude puts too much sugar on his Meth-Os in the morning.

          • Goodboy

            Yeah, but look at him work that last bit of hair in the center of his head. That takes some fine ass styling skills. Amazing what you can do with just a dozen hair strands.

    • shrumpi

      He seems nice…

    • Sporkfighter

      In California, he’d never pass a fingerprint check to be a school employee or volunteer.

  • bkmn

    You don’t get to pick your parents assholes.

    • Todd20036

      And sometimes you are stuck with asshole parents, as a result.
      I think the coach wasn’t trying to intimidate the team so much as pass his anti gay bigotry onto his players.
      Coach is out of a job. Sucks to be him

      • John30013

        A job he never should have had in the first place. See Joe’s post about his arrest for theft.

  • kat

    Do we even have to ask if this PoS coach is a Jeebus-worshipping Christian?

    • JoeMyGod

      There’s a prayer circle photo on his Facebook page, if that’s the same guy.

      • Elsewhere1010

        Same city, and lots of football photos. Current Employment says No Information Available.

    • Bluto

      Screams of religious persecution next up.

  • worstcultever

    No taunts reported during the game? So maybe the kids just ignored their fucknozzle trumpist coach? That’s a nice thought.

    • Todd20036

      Right? Who’s to say that some of the students themselves aren’t gay, or have gay parents.

      • Nelson Kerr

        or are simply decent human beings.

    • TimJ

      That a bunch of high school football players had better sense than their coach gives hope for the future.

  • joeyj1220

    Flashbacks to the hell that was 7th grade gym class. These fucking coaches never change.

    • Todd20036

      I was never big on team sports, so I went into physical fitness.
      Became better built than the football players.
      Gym class is important, but using it as an excuse to bully taints it.

      • Reality.Bites

        But afterwards, using it as an excuse to look at taints is it!

        • Todd20036

          True, but I didn’t accept myself as a gay man until my 20s, so I missed out on looking back in my childhood days.

    • Sporkfighter

      My school had a gay coach until last year. Times are changing.

  • Bluto

    Either of these 2 moms is more of a man than coach assjuice.

    • Todd20036

      And can probably beat the crap out of said assjuice.

      • Bluto

        Probably can, probably should.

    • zhera

      Nope. Not more of a man. They are WOMEN, awesome WOMEN. Saying they’re ‘more of a man than the coach’ implies that women are less than men.

      • Bluto

        No, that is not what I implied. I raised my daughter as a single parent & that made me more of a woman since I filled both traditional rolls. That didn’t diminish my manhood, it made me a better person.
        I raised my daughter to never believe she was inferior in any way, that there was nothing she couldn’t do & to take no bullshit from any man. Perhaps I should of phrased my praise better but your accusation of misogyny on my part is offensive.

        • zhera

          I meant that the phrase itself is misogynistic, not that you are. We all say things every now and then that isn’t right, because the phrases are so common that we don’t consider what they really mean. I’m guilty of that myself, but strive to learn and evolve.

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    That’s how you do the MAGA, kids.

  • Ken M

    Pink socks. Breast Cancer awareness?

    • Yixing’s Fluffer

      Women are sacred…as long as they stay in their lane.

    • Silver Badger

      Washed with the red Jersey’s?

    • John30013

      I think the color balance is severely off in that photo.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    My kinky wired brain read that as “caned.” That would have been better than being canned. Drop his pants at the 50 yard line and cane his butt in front of the entire school.

  • William of Glynn

    Coach fired for freely exercising his “sincerely held religious beliefs”?

    Someone alert Todd Starnes!

  • Mr. M

    Coaches are nuts. I remember my soccer coach ordering me to kick an opponent in the knee when he got the ball. I was like, 9 years old….

    • Stev84

      They are given way, way too much power and that messes up their heads

    • shivadog

      In all my years of school I met one coach who seemed decent. The rest were complete assholes, absolutely horrible to anyone who didn’t fit their idea of masculinity. Most of them were fat former high school football players who could never let go of their pathetic lost dreams of sports glory.

  • AdamTh

    There’s probably a school in Alabama or Mississippi that needs a coach….

    • Reality.Bites

      If he was any good he wouldn’t be in Maine high school. Football isn’t a religion there

  • CJAS

    It’s a sign of progress that several of his players reported the coach.

  • Ken M The moms, son’s and a family friend. I’m guessing son in khakis since the other is already in college.

    • Todd20036

      They’re both adorable! Somehow I think he’s going to be a cool ally

  • zhera


  • alguien

    good for high school students to call out the coach’s behavior.

  • anne marie in philly

    make damn sure that fuckhead NEVER works with kids AGAIN!

  • Stubenville
  • Ninja0980

    Want to bet people will be whining his religious freedom is being violated?

    • Paul

      …and he will be hired by a “private parochial school” /s

  • Friday

    Whatever happened to values like…. Sportsmanlike conduct?

    • Todd20036

      That’s libtard talk.

    • Adam King

      The kids who ignored the coach’s instructions displayed it.

    • TexasBoy

      Sportsmanship is for Losers in Trump’s ‘Merika.

  • JWC

    These small town bastions of male supremacy are dangerous They totally send ou the wrong message

  • Lars Littlefield

    I have never understood the attraction of American football.

    • TexasBoy

      Tight pants and jock straps, at least for adult teams.

      • Benny S.

        And all that sweaty yet slightly smudgy skin that needs cleaning afterwards.

      • Lars Littlefield

        I’m more of a loose fútball shorts with the player’s dick hanging out aficionado, myself. I’ve been disappointed too many time thinking that a tightly stuffed package held the promise of something big. 😀

  • greenmanTN

    So several football players rejected his BS and reported him and none of them acted on it.

    It’s the times, Wilbur. They’re a-changing.

  • Jerry Kott

    Since many same sex headed households know they live under a micro-scope when parenting, it may be safe to say that the coach, if raised by same sex parents would have had enough Humanity to know that his bigotry has no place on the playing field or anywhere. His bigotry isn’t always the norm.

  • Here’s his Facebook page, if you’d like to show him some love:

  • pcleary

    The offensive line in the photo is unbalanced and so is the coach.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    It’s so nice to see the paradigm shift happening. Just a few years ago, this would have not only been tolerated, but enthusiastically indulged. Indeed, the times and attitudes are changing.

  • SFHarry

    This is a great story. Where it sucks that there is an asshole like this guy out there, it is great that he gets fired when exposed. When I was growing up, this coaches actions would not have even been looked at as being out of the ordinary and never would have been grounds for even verbally mentioning much less reprimanding him.

    • Tor

      I like that, apparently, none of his charges followed his suggestion.

  • Clive Johnson

    In today’s news of Trump’s Deplorables…

  • Menergy

    What Butch uniforms on the team!
    Pink socks, lavender tights or whatever you call them, and magenta or cinnabar tops? And coach rags on a player with 2 mom’s?

  • FuzzyOtter

    This was actually a surprising story in how appropriately the situation was handled by the players and school administrators

  • Jack

    Good kids. Coach could learn a thing or two from his former charges.

    Hey, I bet FRC is hiring. They’re probably bringing in a shitton of conservative donations what with SPLC’s Cohen comparing them to the KKK.

  • Sporkfighter

    “Several players reported the coach’s instructions and a school official alerted referees to listen for any taunts. None were reported during the game.”

    Kids these days . . . no respect for authority!