HS Track Coach Fired for Refusing to Require Masks

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The track and field coach at Pembroke (N.H.) Academy was fired Monday after forcefully refusing to enforce mask-wearing mandates placed on his athletes.

As reported by the Concord Monitor, third-year coach Brad Keyes stated in an email to athletic director Fred Vezina last week, “I’ll come straight to the point. I will not put kids on the track and tell them to run any races while wearing masks.”

Keyes said the athletic directors and school boards that followed New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association recommendations and agreed to outdoor mask-wearing were being dishonest to the athletes by making decisions without wisdom or science, the Monitor reported.

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