High school football coach lands in hot water after he takes boys team to Hooters for a post-match meal
In what looks like an ill-conceived plan, a high school football coach in the U.S. took his team to the restaurant chain Hooters, which is famous for its waiting staff of young women, usually referred to simply as “Hooters Girls”, whose revealing outfits and sex appeal are played up and are a primary component of the company's image.
According to reports, the Lake George High School team, which was enjoying an undefeated season, found itself in a slump when it came up against the Voorheesville Blackbirds on November 2. The team was defeated three-zero. In a bid to not let the defeat crush the team’s morale, coach Blake White decided to treat the boys to a meal at the joint.
This visibly inappropriate solution has now landed White in hot water. The school's superintendent Lynne Rutnik reportedly said that the incident was being treated “very seriously”. She said, “It's been taken seriously and we addressed it. Other than that, I can't comment on personnel issues,” adding, “As a female superintendent I took this very seriously and addressed it immediately with the students and the individual.”
That wasn’t all. School board president Tricia Connor Biles said, “We at the board level are aware of what occurred. Corrective action is being taken.”
So far, it hasn’t been made clear what corrective actions are being taken. White, per reports, has been a teacher in the district for more than 30 years. He has also reportedly coached tennis and worked as an off-ice official for the Adirondack Flames hockey team.