Chester High’s coaching staff has been reduced in half, effective immediately.
Four coaches, including head coach Chuck Crews, are left to coach the freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams.
Calls to the administration building seeking comment were not immediately returned.
Assistant coach Ed Kloss wrote a heartfelt letter describing the dire situation. The letter is slated to run in the Daily Times over the weekend.
“They basically want us to walk away,” Crews told me. “We’re going to fight this to the end.”
Chester-Upland, according to Crews and Kloss, has neglected the football program. The program had used public grants and private donations to improve the overall condition of facilities, equipment and uniforms.
“They didn’t spend a dime on us,” Crews said of the school district.
More to come.