Former UT-Martin coach filed discrimination suit - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Former UT-Martin coach filed discrimination suit

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) - A former volleyball coach contends in a lawsuit that the University of Tennessee-Martin treated her unfairly because of her gender.

The U.S. District Court suit was filed in Jackson by former coach Amy Draper, who argues she was wrongly dismissed in January and replaced by a less experienced male coach.

The university declined comment on the lawsuit Thursday.

In the gender discrimination suit, Draper also argues that UT-Martin administrators slight women's sports in violation of federal law. The suit asked for unspecified monetary damages.

 

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