Girls' Coach in a Friday Night Title IX Fight
In late January, Franklin County High School girls basketball coach Amber Parker was conducting a public search for an attorney to help file a Title IX lawsuit against the Indiana High School Athletic Association over the disparity between the number of basketball games boys and girls play on Friday nights. Parker, who moved to Indiana four years ago after a 14-season coaching career in Texas, took over the Franklin County High program last year and has taken issue with a schedule that sees the boys' team in the high-profile Friday slot seven times, as compared to only four for the girls. She told The Indianapolis Star that she is not seeking any damages, but wants Title IX to be enforced. "Twenty years from now, whether I'm still in Indiana or not, there won't be a lot of people I stay in contact with, but I'll always have a relationship with my daughters," the mother of five told the paper. "I want to be able to look at them and say, 'I did everything I could to make this right.' "
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