Accusation: Coach Forced High School Students To Attend Bible Study
A student’s mother says Baseball coach Tommy Stewart at Pittsburg High School in Texas threatened to punish students with running if they didn’t attend Bible study.
School superintendent Judy Pollan denied the allegation:
He has about 30 boys and only 10 stay for a couple of sessions. That tells you right there that it’s not mandatory. He may do studies on different things, but the whole purpose is to develop character. It probably actually started because some of the boys approached him.
The mom also claims that the coach makes the boys wear a practice uniform that states, “With God, all things are possible.”
“And I asked this particular friend of my daughter’s, ‘Does everybody have to wear that?’ and he’s like, ‘Yes, we don’t have an option,’” she stated.
Pollan countered, “Kids expressed a desire to have something like that on their T-shirts. If it’s something they feel strongly about, well, of course, the coaches and staff will be responsive to it.”