Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal from high school football coach prevented from praying after games


by CNN

CNN— The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear an appeal from a high school football coach who was barred from taking a knee to pray on the field after football games.

Washington Post—Supreme Court to hear case of high school football coach who lost job after praying with players. The case dates to 2015, when Joseph Kennedy, an assistant football coach at Bremerton High School in Washington, offered private prayer after games and often was joined by players and coaches of both teams. An opposing coach complained, and Kennedy’s contract was not renewed.

The Washington Times—Supreme Court to hear case of Joe Kennedy, high school football coach sacked for praying on field. The Supreme Court said Friday it would hear the case of a Washington state high school football coach who was sacked for praying on the field after games. Joseph Kennedy, who was barred from coaching football at Bremerton High School in 2015, will have his case heard by the high

NBC News—Supreme Court to hear appeal of high school coach forced out over on-field prayer. Joseph Kennedy became a football coach in 2008 and later began offering a brief prayer on the field after games ended and the players and coaches had met midfield to shake hands.