Athens Boys Basketball Coach Not Renewed Due To ‘Behavior’ Problems

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The Athens Bulldogs basketball team is looking for a new coach, after so-called behavioral problems led the district to dismiss Jeff Skinner.

Athens High School Principal David Hanning confirmed with the Athens Messenger that Skinner’s supplemental contract as boys’ basketball coach won’t be renewed for the 2016-2017 school year.

Hanning said Skinner’s interactions with players drove the school’s decision.

“We had some issues with the way he addressed some of the players and just prefer to not have that be part of our coaching style here,” Hanning said.

Hanning confirmed that there was no physical incident between Skinner and a player that prompted this decision, however.

Read the full story on the Athens Messenger website.