Outrage Grows as 'Coach of the Year' Isn't Rehired

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In what is believed to be a district first, a soccer coach and her assistant at South Side High School in Rockville Centre, N.Y., were not retained despite the approval of the Rockville Centre School District superintendent and athletic director.

Coaching positions are one-year terms, and must be applied for each year. Separate 3-2 votes dismissed Jennifer Abgarian, the Long Island girls' soccer Coach of the Year, and varsity assistant coach Chris Aloisi during a Board of Education meeting last week.

As reported by LIHerald.comthe decisions were met with widespread opposition, including claims that at least one school board member voted “no” because of a personal issue related to the soccer program dating back several years.

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