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CHSAA suspends Durango High coach David McMillan on eve of state track meet

By: Joe Fries Herald Sports Writer
May 19, 2017 Updated: May 19, 2017 at 6:10 pm
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Durango High School track and field coach David McMillan was suspended by CHSAA for the state track and field meet after he made critical comments of CHSAA’s decision to postpone the state meet. (Courtesy of Donald Scott )

Durango High School head track and field coach David McMillan was suspended Friday by the Colorado High School Activities Association for what the organization called conduct detrimental to the organization. He will not be allowed to coach the Demons at this weekend’s state track and field meet in Lakewood.

Durango High School track and field coach David McMillan has been suspended by the Colorado High School Activities Association on the eve of the Class 4A state track and field championships. McMillan was critical about CHSAA’s decision to postpone the state meet from Thursday until Saturday and reducing the competition from three days to two. ( Courtesy of Donald Scott) 

McMillan was critical of CHSAA’s decision to postpone the state meet for two days after Durango and several other Western Slope teams had made the trip to the Front Range. The coach also voiced his displeasure that decision-makers weren’t proactive in delaying the meet when a storm was imminent, which cost DHS roughly $2,000 per day.

“I’m just sad for the kids,” McMillan said. “That’s what it’s supposed to be all about.”

According to CHSAA Assistant Commissioner Bert Borgmann, McMillan’s suspension was based on a culmination of issues and not a single incident. Borgmann said CHSAA Commissioner Paul Angelico would not comment on the suspension.

Read the full story at The Durango Herald.

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