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Ex-high school coach awarded $2.5M in discrimination case

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Published: Apr. 29, 2021 at 5:27 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A jury has ruled that the Colorado High School Activities Association should pay a former assistant basketball coach $2.5 million in a race discrimination case.

A lawsuit filed in federal court says William ‘Trey’ Harris III, who was hired in 2016 as a coach at Sand Creek High School in Colorado Springs, was falsely blamed for a transfer violation and later fired as a “minority scapegoat.”

The Gazette reports Harris was fired after it came to light that a player who participated in a basketball camp Harris owns later transferred to Sand Creek. The lawsuit says Harris had nothing to do with the transfer. 

Click here to read the full story by 11 News partner The Gazette.

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