Daniel Hand fires boys’ soccer coach due to ‘incredibly offensive’ language

MADISON, Conn. (WTNH)–Daniel Hand High School in Madison has removed its boys’ soccer coach in the middle of the season. According to the school superintendent, Stan Latkowski was removed “due to incredibly offensive and insensitive language,” and derogatory remarks made in the presence of students.

The language was regarding “specific identifiable groups.”

His assistant coach was also let go.

Latakowski was head coach at Hand for ten years and had spent 17-plus years with the school district, and had no prior disciplinary issues.

“What’s important is that we have an opportunity right now, particularly in this world that has become so tumultuous, where people feel they can launch verbal grenades with impunity, to try to set an example of how to handle matters like this,” superintendent Thomas Sacrice said. “He is removed and the next steps will be completely on him. If he is interested in redeeming his stature in the athletic and greater school community in Madison, we could have the opportunity to reconcile.”

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