Prep School That Lost 108-1 Fires Athletic Director | Athletic Business

Prep School That Lost 108-1 Fires Athletic Director

A 108-1 defeat in a high school girls basketball game has cost the losing school’s athletic director his job.

Justin Shullick was fired last week as athletic director of Northeast Ohio College Preparatory School after the girls team lost 108-1 to Gilmour Academy on Wednesday in a Division III sectional tournament game. A photo of the scoreboard after the game gained national attention.

In a statement published by FOX 8 Cleveland and Cleveland.com, Northeast Ohio College Preparatory School said in part: “We strive to assure that our athletic program is as successful as our academic model. On Thursday (February 18), we took steps that would move our athletic program in a new direction. While we cannot discuss any personnel matters, we felt it was necessary to embark upon a different path regarding our athletic department.”

The school, which is only five years old, denied Cleveland.com’s interview request with Shullick on Friday.

The Lady Knights finished the season at 1-12, USA Today reported. This was only the third season for the girls basketball team. Most of the eight players on the roster are freshmen.

“I figured people would be upset about the negative publicity, but I had no idea it would cost him his job,” Nadia Cuevas, the lone senior on the Lady Knights team, told FOX 8 Cleveland.

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