Posted: Oct 22, 2010 1:38 PM by Letitia Walker
Updated: Oct 22, 2010 2:10 PM
RESERVE, La. (AP) - A southeast Louisiana high school's head football coach has resigned amid complaints about racially charged comments he made during a speech.
The Times-Picayune newspaper reports Larry Dauterive stepped
down Friday, ending his ninth season with East St. John High
School's football team.
In his speech Monday during a New Orleans Quarterback Club
meeting, Dauterive referred to the school as "the Gaza Strip" and
spoke about the challenges of being "a white coach coaching 100
percent black children."
Dauterive is a tenured teacher and is expected to keep his job
with the St. John the Baptist Parish schools.
But he won't be coaching when undefeated East St. John plays
Destrehan High School later Friday.