WPR News
3:49 pm
Thu November 13, 2003

St. Stephen's Coach Appeals Termination

Riverton, WY – St. Stephen's Cross Country Coach John Redman is appealing his termination following the drunken-driving arrest of one of his runners. District officials say they fired REdman last month because they felt he could have prevented the runner's arrest in September. The 17 year old student was arrested near Casper while driving the team home from a meet in a school-owned vehicle. A security guard hired to drive the students has since been fired. At a public hearing Monday, district officials told Redman the incident could have been avoided had he followed the group the entire trip. Redman's attorney contends he alone couldn't have controlled their behavior and that following the van all the way would have been difficult. A date for a decision on the appeal has not been set.