Praying Bremerton football coach Joe Kennedy quits, claims retaliation

Posted on AllSides September 7th, 2023
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Religion and Faith, Sports, Football, Washington, Joe Kennedy, Resignation
Kevin Clark / The Seattle Times

After winning a U.S. Supreme Court case to get his coaching job back and igniting a firestorm over praying in public schools, Joe Kennedy resigned only one game into Bremerton High School’s football season.

Kennedy, already back in Pensacola, Fla., where he and his wife have lived for three years, said he emailed his resignation at 4 a.m. Wednesday due to a family health situation and what he described as a deteriorating situation at the Bremerton School District.

“I’m done,” he said.

Kennedy’s resignation is pending School Board approval at...

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