“The Coach Was Told To Make The Team Whiter”
McLoughlin was fired in June after serving as the head basketball coach at Collingswood High School for 14 years and winning a state championship.
Dozens of current and former students as well as parents gathered at a heated school board meeting on June 25, to fight to save McLoughlin’s job, but they were unsuccessful. The board made a unanimous vote to fire McLoughlin, but gave no official reason.
Supporters claim the school administration was upset that African American players got more time on the court than white players.