EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Eagle Point High School parts ways with its head football coach and he thinks the reason may be related to last year’s teacher strike.
Both sides are saying two different things. The only thing that is certain is that Jacob Schauffler is no longer the head coach of the Eagle Point football team. The school informed Schauffler of its decision, and posted a opening for a new coach last week. Schauffler went 21 and 28 in four seasons as head coach.
He is also a teacher at the high school, and he says his dismissal may have to do with him participating in last year’s teachers strike, but the school’s athletic director says this decision had nothing to do with the strike.
Schauffler says he was only told the school was going in a different direction, and says he would have had the chance to fix any problems. The school’s athletic director says they are in the process of hiring a new head football coach. Schauffler will continue to teach social studies at the high school and he plans to coach baseball in the spring.