Basketball

Fired Coach Makes Strong Allegations Against Bowling Green High School

LaVonda Johnson, who has served as girls’ basketball head coach since the 2007-08 season, was terminated by Bowling Green High School on Thursday.

The timing of the move and Johnson’s success as head coach made the move seem odd. Last night, Johnson’s attorney put out a press release that made some strong allegations against the Bowling Green administration.

One of Johnson’s claims is that her entire group of assistant coaches was fired after the 2015-16 season because the principal wanted the team and coaches to “reflect the diversity of the school.” She adds that when she asked if that meant he wanted more white coaches and white players, he responded “yes.”

Here is the release in its entirety:




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LaVonda Johnson was 254-56 in 10 seasons at Bowling Green. Her teams won 4 regional championships.

It’s very important to remember that there are two sides to every story, but those are some strong allegations by the former coach.

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