Coach of state champ Windham baseball team let go midseason with no explanation
WINDHAM - The high school's varsity baseball coach was inexplicably fired Monday just before the 2015 state championship team was about to take the field.
The Union-Leader reported Jason Matthews was fired by interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tina McCoy. He said he was told he was an employee-at-will and no reason was given for his firing.
The Division II champions took on Goffstown just after Matthews' firing and had only its second loss of the season, losing 9-2.
Matthews, who has a son who plays for the Windham junior varsity baseball team, has been with the program since its inception, and served as an assistant coach from 2010 to 2013.
“It is true we have had a change in our baseball program at the varsity level,” McCoy said told The Union-Leader. “It’s a phenomenal team and I have no worries the team will finish strong.
“It is true I didn’t give Jason a reason. All our coaches are at-will employees. That’s typical, standard policy.”
McCoy said she couldn’t comment on why Matthews was removed during the season instead of once the season concluded.