The Canon-McMillan School Board on Monday accepted the resignation of the district’s varsity head football coach by a vote of 5-4—but not before one board member said he felt it was necessary to let it be publicly known that Tim Sohyda "was driven out."
“We have certain people in our community that took it upon themselves to recruit a new football coach with no authority,” said school Director Joe Zupancic, who added that he believed that action interferes with the rights of the board.
Zupancic, who voted 'no' on Sohyda’s resignation, described what led to it as “reprehensible.”
“It’s absolutely outrageous,” Director Eric Kline then said.
Kline also voted no on the resignation.
But at the end of the meeting, football booster club member Bill Graziani stood up, asked to address the board—beckoning at Zupancic—and said, “Your information is false. We did not interview a soul and that’s the absolute truth.”
He continued: “It was specifically a fact-finding mission.”
That's when Kline retorted, "The actions described were still outrageous."
Sohyda had been the head varsity football coach for three years.
In addition, the board also voted to open all varsity football coaching positions due to the resignation.
A time frame for Sohyda’s replacement was not immediately known Monday night.