Friday, May 6, 2011

West Charlotte athletics director suspended

West Charlotte athletics director Vernon Hunter has been suspended with pay, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials told the Observer.

CMS spokesperson LaTarzja Henry said she couldn't comment on why Hunter had been suspended.

"That’s a matter of personnel record which is protected by law," she said. "I can’t share those details.”

When contacted via telephone, Hunter had no comment.

Hunter was hired in March 2010, when he was 29. He came to West Charlotte after working at Garinger from 2005-08. This is his first athletics director job.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

When this is resolved his name will be cleared- completely! It is unfortunate that he is being punished for false allegations by someone he inherited on the coaching staff who should have
NEVER been allowed to work as a coach!

Anonymous said...

WOW! This is one case where we know for a fact the AD should not have been suspended. Looking forward to having him back once CMS realizes this is just a situation of retaliation of a disgruntled employee. Thanks Hunter for all of the positive things you have done for the Athletic department and students at West Charlotte!

Anonymous said...

OMG! He gets hired and this coach is already there not doing their job well;late for practices,not being a good character role model, not representing the school well,etc! He takes action and is suspended? I pray that someone from CMS contacts the parents for their side of the story!Hunter,we support you!

Anonymous said...

The school terminated a coach and now the coach "cries wolf"! CLASSIC! I feel terrible for AD Hunter. Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

If everyone knows so much, why leave the rest out. If you have FACTS, then post them. Sounds like a lot of "talk" and facts are not as clear as you may think, hence the reason for the investigation. Anyone??

Anonymous said...

The volleyball coach was fired as she should have been. Now she claims she was "harassed". Of course she had no complaints( and was making plans to return) until "after" she was terminated. CMS has not contacted any parents during this investigation. He's suspended on her word only!

Anonymous said...

Why don't they investigate the Boys Basketball coach. That is a dirty Mo-Fo. If the NCHSAA would just dig a little they would vacate their State Championship. But the NCHSAA knows that the race card would be played.

Anonymous said...

The basketball coach and the players have been investigated thoroughly this entire season and believe me, if there was any dirt,you would know. No team or coach has been investigated as much as the basketball coach!

Anonymous said...

It's SAD that they put so much effort into investigating the basketball team...Good to know my tax dollars are well spent :\

circulon infinite hard anodised said...

It's a shame that these stories come up and then are never resolved. You never hear follow up stories that see a person is cleared or if you do they are small articles lost in a paper.

These things can be so damaging to the innocent.

Anonymous said...

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