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|Posted: 05/06/20 6:02 pm ::: Former Western Carolina HC Sues for Gender Discrimination
|Alleging gender discrimination, former women’s basketball coach sues Western Carolina University
David Scott (The Charlotte Observer)
May 6, 2020
In May 2019, Western Carolina hired Heather Kearney to coach the Catamounts women’s basketball team.
A month later, Kearney was out of a job, fired after years-old complaints resurfaced from players at a school where she had previously been an assistant coach.
Now, Kearney is suing WCU and the University or North Carolina System, claiming gender discrimination and retaliation. Thomas Newkirk, Kearney’s attorney, said she was fired because of a double standard that exists between how men’s and women’s coaches are viewed in their treatment of players.
Read more here: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/article242533911.html#storylink=cpy