Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James will recommend Monday that Firestone High School head football coach Tim Flossie not have his supplemental contract renewed at the board meeting.
Joe Howard, the city's top sports administrator, confirmed that Flossie, a legendary coach in the area, wouldn't receive an offer to return.
''That's what I heard,'' Flossie said when reached by phone on vacation in Georgia. ''I don't know.''
Rebecca DiDonato-Heimbaugh alleged that Flossie, who won two state championships when he coached Buchtel High School, struck her son on two occasions during last year's season. The district launched an investigation into those allegations last December.
Since then, the district required the coach to undergo counseling, and he received a letter of reprimand in his personnel files, according to reports. However, supplemental contracts are renewed on a yearly basis at the discretion of the board. They did not need a reason to make a change at Firestone.
''I had every confidence that David James would do what is best for our children, and bottom line, if that was his decision, he's serving our children well,'' DiDonato-Heimbaugh, a former school board member said.
Firestone principal Larry Petry was unavailable for comment.
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