Football Coach Placed on Leave for Praying with Team Wins Court Settlement

Joseph Kennedy, a high school assistant football coach who was placed on leave eight years ago for praying on the field with players after games, won a nearly $2 million settlement and has been reinstated to his former coaching role at Bremerton High School, outside of Seattle.

Supreme Court Sides with Coach in Public School Prayer Case

In a 6-3 vote June 27, the Supreme Court ruled that a former high school football coach had the right to pray on the football field after games because his prayers were private speech and did not represent the public school’s endorsement of religion.