Complaint Filed Against C-E-C Coach

Posted at: 03/01/2013 10:58 PM
Updated at: 03/02/2013 10:02 PM
By: Eyewitness Sports

Some controversy brewing over the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team.

An attorney says a petition has been filed with the Cloquet School Board seeking the dismissal of head coach Dave Esse. Attorney Robert Mathias says he represents a group of parents who allege Esse has engaged in something described as quote "bullying" end-quote of players, parents and rink employees.

Mathias says the petition and a formal complaint were filed about two weeks ago. Esse told Eyewitness Sports he has no comment about the allegations but has, quote, "hired a lawyer and will fight all charges" end-quote. Esse also says he is happy with the school and staff.

Eyewitness Sports tried to reach the Cloquet Superintendent, a school board member and the Athletic Director and have not heard back.