NEW BRITAIN - Darwin Shaw might not be out of a coaching job for long.
Just three days after the announcement Shaw would no longer be an assistant and junior varsity head coach for the New Britain boys basketball program, which resulted in a firestorm protesting the decision on the New Britain Herald Facebook page and website, the school extended an offer Sunday to bring Shaw back as the JV head coach.
Shaw said Sunday night he would take a few days to think about the offer.
“I am a man of strong faith and The Lord will reveal to me what I should do,” Shaw told The Herald. “It is all in his hands.”
In a statement released by New Britain, the school district appears to have admitted it made the wrong decision, calling it a learning experience.
“This weekend, after a careful review of all the facts, both those provided by Coach Shaw, Athletic Director Len Corto, and the concerns voiced by numerous community members, I decided that removing Coach Shaw from his role was not consistent with my goals for this district,” superintendent Nancy Sarra said in a statement. “To provide greater insight and to avoid situations like this in the future, we are currently reviewing our procedures around awarding coaching positions.
“The principal, athletic director and varsity head coach [Kurt Reis] are in agreement with this decision and are looking forward to meeting with Coach Shaw over the next few days to work on rebuilding communication and trust.”
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