Kimball High School Basketball Coach Fired

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    Another Dallas ISD athletic department member is fired from staff. (Published Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014)

    Another staff member has been fired from the Dallas Independent School District athletic department.

    The Dallas Morning News first learned Tuesday morning that Kimball High School basketball coach Royce “Snoop" Johnson was let go.

    This follows a major investigation into recruiting practices at DISD schools.

    Johnson told NBC 5 he was stunned the way he was fired Tuesday. He said he was handed a letter to sign that stated the school district has the right to fire him without cause.

    Johnson said he has no idea why he was let go, but he says he would like to talk to the superintendent.

    His removal comes four days after the superintendent announced about 15 staff members in the athletic department were to be fired.

    That followed an investigation into recruiting practices at DISD schools.

    Both Johnson's father, who was an assistant athletic director, and his brother, who was head basketball coach at Madison High School, were two of the staff members released.

    Johnson said he had nothing to do with the case and he has never recruited any players to Kimball High School in the 19 years he had been coaching there.

    Johnson said he has no hard feelings toward the superintendent.

    School district officials only returned this statement via email to NBC 5 regarding Johnson’s release:

     

    "Dallas ISD has high expectations for staff. Staff members' behavior, both in school and out, sets an example for our students. Our students need positive role models and not examples that promote violence or bullying behavior. Staff members who violate these expectations will be held responsible for their actions."