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Portland Middle School Coach Fired for Planning Team Party at Hooters

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PORTLAND, OR - A middle school football coach in Portland who said he was willing to lose his job over a team party at Hooters, has indeed lost his job. 

The athletic director for the Corbett School District, Jean-Paul Soulagnet, sent a letter to parents Monday night telling them the end-of-season awards party at Hooters was no longer a Corbett Middle School event. In the letter, he also wrote that he asked the coach to move the event so all the families would feel comfortable.

The athletic director fired coach Randy Burbach however, for refusing to choose a more appropriate location.

Burbach said he would not bow to pressure to move the party, even if it meant losing his job, because he always told his boys to stand up for what they believe in.

He believes Hooters is appropriate for families. The restaurant bills itself as "delightfully tacky," and its waitresses wear skimpy outfits.