Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 21, 2023 / 15:22 pm
A high school snowboarding coach in Vermont filed a lawsuit against school officials after he was fired for making comments about the biological differences between men and women and stating that sex is determined by a person’s chromosomes.
David Bloch, who founded the snowboarding team at Woodstock Union High School in 2011, served as the head coach from its onset until he was fired in February. He was a volunteer coach for the first three years but subsequently became a part-time employee of the public school.
Although Bloch works a separate full-time job, he coached the snowboarding team for more than a decade “mostly as a service to the students and [to] give them an activity to compete in,” Alliance Defending Freedom legal counsel Matthew Hoffmann, who is representing Bloch in the lawsuit, told CNA. He remains in contact with at least a dozen alumni and served as a mentor both athletically and in social development, according to Hoffmann.
Bloch was fired on Feb. 9, just one day after he had a brief conversation with two students about the biological differences between men and women. The investigation was still ongoing when he was fired and Bloch never received the investigative report, despite asking for one repeatedly.