DENVER (CBS4) – Mullen High School officials are revealing more about why famed football coach Dave Logan was fired last week.
School leaders now say Logan and members of his staff committed recruiting violations.
Ryan Clement, the president and CEO of Mullen, wrote a letter saying Logan has earned his celebrity and standing the old fashioned way, through hard work and commitment. He referred to Logan’s coaching work and his job on the radio as the voice of the Denver Broncos, and mentioned again why a program like Mullen’s can not be run on a part time basis.
As for the future of the school and its coaching search, Clement wrote:
“Determining the right person to fill the job will be a decision guided heavily by the insight and input of our search committee. There are no favorites, no leading candidates and no inside tracks.”
Logan told the Denver Post Wednesday that he “has never been sanctioned in his years of coaching and finds the timing of this a bit curious.”
CBS4 so far has not gotten a response from the Colorado High School Activities Association over whether Logan had improper contact with recruits, as Mullen stated.
In a related development, Cherry Creek’s football coach Mike Brookhart has resigned from that role. Brookhart says he will stay on as the school’s basketball coach, but wanted to have fewer duties.
It’s not known if Logan might consider the Cherry Creek job.