Seattle Times: Dori Monson wanted to coach Shorewood High girls basketball. His tweets did him in

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Dori Monson at Shorecrest 2017
Photo by Wayne Pridemore
The Seattle Times has a story about local radio personality and sports broadcaster Dori Monson and his contention that he was unfairly denied a position as basketball coach at Shorewood High School.
"Now, Monson says he thought he was going to be coaching the varsity girls basketball team this season at Shorewood High School in Shoreline. He’s spent 26 years in coaching, he says, a passion.

"But it all turned from basketball to Dori’s Tweets, Part 2 — and Monson is out. “Am I the ultimate cancel culture victim? Yes, I am,” he says."

The school district attorney responded to The Times' inquiry:

"Emma Gillespie, attorney for the Shoreline School District, said in an email that before sending Monson’s coaching job application to the School Board for approval, “District administration learned of additional information that is inconsistent with the District’s policies and support of all staff, students, and coaches, regardless of race, creed, sex, or gender.” "

Read the story here 


Anonymous,  October 27, 2021 at 6:25 PM  

What a bunch of bull from the district. The problem with Monson isn't that he would treat students unfairly according to the protected classes Gillespie mentioned, but that they don't like his politics, plain and simple.

I voted against both incumbents in this school board election because until the elected representatives change, we can expect more politically motivated decisions like this one from management.

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