When people get fired from any job, they usually have some excuse as to why the company did them wrong, or they were fired for some off the wall reason. This coach however may be on to something. I don’t know about you but in all my years of watching sports, I have NEVER seen any coach in any sport get fired after going 25-6 that season.
That is just what happened to Virginia Commonwealth University volleyball coach James Finley. Finley who is openly gay, has coached at the school for 8 years, and this past season they finished with the best record during his 8 year tenure.
He was fired one day by the athletic director and told the program needed to go in a different direction. A new athletic director took over this past August and that is when Finley says he started to feel isolated by the administration.
My personal opinion on this matter is I might agree with coach Finley. Anyone who goes 25-6 as a coach under no circumstances other than some drastic reason, should never be fired as a coach. That is a great record for a season. The fact the the athletic director knew he was gay when he took over also adds to the potential that this firing was motivated by something other than wins and losses.
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Story via AP