School board votes to fire the DGF Head Girls Basketball CoachDilworth, Minn. (WDAY TV) – New this morning, reaction after the heated decision to fire the DGF Head Girls Basketball Coach. The school board voted six to one to let Steve Molstre go after five years on the job.
By: Travis Skonseng, WDAY
Members listened to angry supporters for more than two hours before making the controversial vote late last night. They say they hadn't made up their minds before the meeting, but say there's a lack of juniors and seniors on the team. Authorities got involved after the meeting got intense.
One of two critics spoke out against the girl’s basketball coach, Steve Molstre. When he did, the crowd of 175 went into an uproar. Supporters yelled at the man, and then the board abruptly halted the meeting and talked with authorities.
“The school had consequences for not following policies or code of ethics, why doesn't the school have consequences for staff?”
It appears people complained about Molstre's alleged lack of communication, concerns about playing time, and favoritism to his daughter, who's a player. Here's reaction from supporters.
KINZIE MOLSTRE - Molstre's Daughter: “And also my dad had nothing to do with me and Mandy putting together and AE team. We wanted to put one together and I remember asking for my dad's help and him telling me that he couldn't have anything to do with it.”
ABBY YLINEMI - DGF Basketball Player: “The people that have problems with him were communicated with but just didn't want to hear it.”
RON TOLLEFSON - Molstre Supporter: “I sincerely hope that you have the courage the where law the intelligence to do the right thing because if you don't, you're going to ruin this community for years to come.”
Tonight at 5 and 6 we’ll have more on that intense uproar that happened after the board voted to fire Molstre.