DENVER (CBS4) – Students at Mullen High School were planning to protest outside the school Thursday after their football coach was fired.
Dave Logan is probably the best known high school football coach in Colorado. His record at Mullen was 90-11, with four state 5A championships.
On Wednesday Logan reportedly pulled his team together to say that he had been fired.
“I thought if he would leave he would leave on his own terms — go out like he’d want to go out,” student Zach Rios said. “I never thought they would fire him.”
Adminstrators at the private high school did not elaborate on why Logan was let go. They are only saying they want their next head coach to be a full time staff member.
Mullen released the following statement about it’s next coach, saying:
“It is paramount that we engage a full time professionally trained educator to be our next head football coach.”
Logan split his time between coaching at Mullen and his radio job. He’s the radio voice of the Denver Broncos and has his own show on 850 KOA.
Logan also never drew a salary for his coaching. He divided it among his assistant coaches.
Students and parents say Logan was a great role model as well as being a great coach.
“(We were in) shock — absolute shock,” Mullen parent Janine Vaughns told CBS4. “Shock, disappointment, frustration, anger. All the above … so, a mixed bag of feelings.”
Logan has played college and pro football and is considered a legend when it comes to coaching high school football. He has won two other state championships in previous high school coaching jobs.