Chicago Curie coach out, Lincoln Park season over.
The head basketball coach at Marie Curie Metropolitan High School was removed from his position this week after an allegation he got into a physical altercation with a student on campus. Assistant coach Larry Wallace stepped in during Thursday's game after head coach Mike Oliver was removed. Parents at the school said after talking to their kids, they heard the incident stemmed from a male student smoking pot in a school bathroom. Parent Percy Hammons said he listened to the student was doing drugs. Oliver caught him and confronted him.
Oliver was a security guard at Curie for 27 years and was the long time coach of the Condors who is now ranked No. 1in the boy's 4A state conference. Oliver told the Chicago Sun-Times these are false accusations — and in the nearly three decades of working with students, he's never been accused of any wrongdoing. Parents said the incident blindsided them.