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.