Friday, March 16, 2012
Papa, who was fired last year from his boys soccer coach position, is back coaching the girls soccer team. Is this a good move?
Brian Papa, the Lincoln-Way East High School boys soccer coach who was fired from that position last year, has returned to coaching at the school as the girls soccer head coach, according to the Chicago Tribune. Papa, who had led L-W to two second-place finishes in the Class AA boys state soccer tournament, was let go as the boys coach because the district wanted to go in a different direction with team. His dismissal, however, came after reports Papa allegedly made a comment about an opposing player after a loss against Lincoln-Way Central High School. READ: L-W East Boys Soccer Coach Fired According to the Tribune report, Papa also was initially suspended with pay from his girls basketball and girls soccer coaching positions but was …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Brian Papa is removed to give the team a better chance to succeed, a school spokeswoman says. But reports allege the coach was let go because of comments to a L-W Central player after a game.
Brian Papa has been fired as boys soccer head coach at Lincoln-Way East High School. "The district wanted to go in a different direction in the East soccer program," said Charla Brautigam, assistant director of community relations for Lincoln-Way High School District 210. The firing comes after Papa allegedly made a comment about an opposing player after a Sept. 27 loss against Lincoln-Way Central High School,according to a story in the Chicago Tribune. However, Brautigam said the decision to let go of Papa midseason had to do with the team and performance. "(School officials) were trying to give the kids an opportunity to succeed, and they've been struggling," she said. The Griffins currently have a losing season. The decision to fire …
L-W East High School officials recently removed Papa as boys soccer head coach because they wanted to give the players a better opportunity at success. Did they make right decision?
This week, Brian Papa, the longtime Lincoln-Way East High School boys soccer head coach, was fired. The school district said it made the change midseason because it wanted to move the soccer program in a new direction and give the players a chance to succeed. Media reports, however, claim the firing came after Papa allegedly made a comment about an opposing player after a Sept. 27 loss against Lincoln-Way Central High School. READ: L-W East Boys Soccer Coach Fired Do you think it was fair for L-W East to dismiss Papa? Should administrators have waited until the end of the season or school year to make the change? Take our poll and tell us what you think about the situation in our comments section.