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Berne Knox Westerlo Coach Controversy

BERNE -- Several supporters of ousted Boys Basketball Coach Andy Wright presented the board with a Freedom of Information request for documents surrounding the firing.

Former Athletic Director Tom Galvin said Wright was fired last October because the district wanted to go in a different direction. Galvin later resigned because he was not informed of the districts decision.

After Wrights supporters presented the board with their letter, a parent came to the podium and called their actions disrespectful to the boys who have accepted fate and are now vested in the new program. She recommended they accept the decision of the board or at wait until after the basketball season.

The board said it would provide a written response to those who spoke and added many of the documents are already being prepared for Wrights attorney.

Interim Superintendent Lonnie Palmer declined to comment on the personnel matter.