West Valley football team petitions to have assistant coaches reinstated

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The West Valley football team signed and turned in a petition to the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Superintendent Karen Gaborik. The petition asks to have the assistant football coaches reinstated to the team.

The head coach and the assistant coaches resigned after a preseason incident in which three student were hospitalized after almost drowning.

In the petition, the players state "We, the West Valley Varsity and JV squads are requesting that our current 2019 assistant coaches and JV coaches be reinstated immediately and be allowed to coach us so that we have the opportunity to excel with our training as given to other football teams in the Interior, who have full, permanent coaching squads."

West Valley opens the season against Wasilla on Friday, August 16th.

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