FFRF gets Texas coaches to stop prayers (February 9, 2017)

FFRF learned that coaches in Texas’ Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District were illegally participating in prayers with its student-athletes.

Coaches from Byron P. Steele II High School, Samuel Clemens High School and Ray D. Corbett Junior High School had engaged in prayers.

Staff Attorney Sam Grover wrote to Superintendent Greg Gibson on Jan. 25 to inform the school district that it is illegal for public school coaches to organize or participate in prayer with their teams.

Gibson responded on Feb. 9 that he worked with the athletic director and health educator to schedule training for all coaches on complying with the Constitution.

Freedom From Religion Foundation