Durant school board accepts AD Young's resignation

DURANT, OK - The Durant Independent School District has finally reached an agreement with athletic director Drew Young that will allow the two sides to part ways and move on.

Young officially turned in his resignation at the school board meeting Monday night and will be on paid administrative leave for the remainder of the school year, but Young will not be paid for next year.

Young says the board actually only recommended his contract to be renewed for the 2010-11 school year, and that they did not officially approve the renewal.

Young says that the official reason given was over 3 eligibility cases. Durant ISD has repeatedly denied comment on the matter, citing they would not publicly discuss personnel matters.


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  • by ENOUGH! Location: DURANT on Apr 17, 2010 at 06:15 AM
    IT IS TRUE THAT A LOT IS HAPPENING IN THE DHS ATHLETIC DEPT THESE DAYS. THE ONE THING THAT WOULD CHANGE ALL OF THIS IS IF THE ASST. SUPT THAT IS OVER ALL OF GOINGS ON WOULD BE REMOVED AS WELL. THE AD POSITION IS NO MORE THAN A GLORIFIED PUPPET FOR HIM!! ACCOUNTABILTY IS SOMETHING THAT IS NOT IN THE DHS DICTIONARY!! CHANGE THAT AND WE WILL NOT BE THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE 5A SPORTS DIVISION!!
  • by floyd on Apr 12, 2010 at 06:13 AM
    There were 3 students playing when they were ineligible. It's the AD's job to keep track of eligibility issues.
  • by Concerned Parent Location: Durant on Apr 8, 2010 at 07:45 AM
    I sure would like to know more of Drew Young's side of the story? How can there not be more than just the AD involved in playing inelligible players?
  • by Ezekial Location: Bryan County on Apr 7, 2010 at 07:00 PM
    Why during these economic does a school really need an athletic director? Can't coaches plan their own schedules? If you can't buy updated text books, do you really need new cleats every year? This isn't Division 1 NCAA athletics, it's Oklahoma High School.
  • by LawDawg Location: OKC on Apr 6, 2010 at 09:58 PM
    I realize that politics will always be a part of high school sports, but this display by the behind the scenes power-brokers of Durant ISD is beyond reproach. Good luck to Coach Young. Here's hoping he lands on his feet.
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