Collin County Coach Fights to Clear His Name

District won't fight coach's appeal after accusation, termination

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A coach in Collin County is fighting to clear his name after being accused of making racist remarks.

Coach Tim Denton was recommended for termination in October after being accused of making racist remarks about a football player at Lovejoy High School.

Denton, who is on paid administrative leave, appealed the termination. The district now says they won't fight the appeal.

The district said their decision was made to spare students additional harm and because Denton's employment had already been non-renewed for the next school year.

Denton's attorney, meanwhile, said his client feels vindicated.

"The evidence was overwhelming through depositions and testimony that Tim Denton has never made a racist comment in his life. Ever,” said attorney Terry Gorman.

In a statement, Lovejoy ISD Superintendent Michael Goddard said:

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