FFRF tackles coaches’ prayers at Ohio high school (Dec. 17, 2012)

Coaches at Spencerville High School will no longer pray with their students after the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter of complaint to the school district.

Senior Staff Attorney Rebecca Markert wrote a letter on Nov. 6, 2012, to Superintendent Joel Hatfield, informing him that “a public school coach’s participation in a team’s prayer circle is illegal and inappropriate.”

Hatfield responded on Dec. 17, 2012, writing: “As superintendent, I have informed our coaches that they are to no longer lead their athletes in prayer.”

Freedom From Religion Foundation