Former Pine-Richland soccer coach Eric Kasperowicz is suing after his contract was not renewed – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – An attorney for former Pine Richland soccer coach Eric Kasperowicz is filing two lawsuits over the district’s decision not to renew his contract.

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Attorney Joel Sansone said he filed a lawsuit against Superintendent Brian Miller and CEO Peter Lyons in the Court of Common Pleas for defamation against Kasperowizc on Friday morning.

“I will fight and refute these lies for so long to restore my reputation.” – Trainer Eric Kasperowizc

– Bryant Reed (@Reed_Reports) May 14, 2021

A federal lawsuit is expected later, Sansone says, alleging Kasperowizc’s rights have been violated and he has not received due process in connection with his illegal dismissal.

Kasperowizc was not fired and his contract was not renewed.

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Miller told KDKA that a concerted effort was being made to address concerns about the cloudiness, while this was only part of the reason the coach’s contract wasn’t renewed. There were also problems with the administration of the coaching and the unwillingness of the trainer to take responsibility during a meeting with the school administrators.

“No doubt there has been bullying and harassment in Pine-Richland, as in any other school in America. Most of it happens in places where the teachers, administrators and coaches can’t see, ”Sansone said. But he says there is no evidence that Kasperowicz ever condoned or knew of any alleged behavior. If he did, he would have “put it to bed right away,” says Sansone.

Attorney Joel Sansone says Pine-Richland’s chairman and superintendent are running a program and giving lies and half-truths to get rid of Trainer K

– Bryant Reed (@Reed_Reports) May 14, 2021

Sansone accused Miller and Lyons of running a plan to get rid of Kasperowicz. Miller says allegations of seizure of power and witch hunts are not true. He calls this part of the campaign to hide the truth behind the legitimate decisions to part ways with the coach.

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Sansone expects Kasperowicz to return to the football program when all is said and done. Despite public protests and efforts to the contrary, Miller made it clear last Friday: Kasperowicz will not return to the football program.

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