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March 12, 2014

ACS board accepts decision firing Anderson football coach

Board rejects Albano's request for meeting

ANDERSON — Randy Albano is officially out as head football coach of the Anderson Indians.

Albano asked for a private meeting with the Anderson Community Schools Board of Trustees in part to contest an evaluation he said was unfair.

But the board denied that request Tuesday and without comment voted unanimously to uphold the recommendation to release Albano from his coaching duties. The decision does not affect Albano’s status as a teacher.

Anderson High School Principal Terry Thompson declined to comment on the decision to release Albano.

As a coach, Albano serves on an “at will” basis, meaning he can be fired for any reason.

Albano told the board he was seeking a special meeting because he was concerned about how an evaluation of his performance as coach was conducted and that it portrayed him in a bad light.

All he wanted, Albano and his attorney, Kevin Eads, said was the opportunity to speak on his own behalf. Albano left the school board meeting immediately after the vote and offered no additional public comment.

Albano coached football for 33 years, including 27 as head coach. He was head coach at Anderson High School for five years. Last fall, he led the Anderson Indians to their first sectional victory in 20 years. The Indians beat the Richmond Red Devils 35-24.

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