DCS superintendent addresses athletic trophies controversy

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Dothan City Schools received backlash on social media after athletic trophies were placed near a dumpster at Dothan High School.

Superintendent Dr. Dennis coe said he learned about the issue late Tuesday night. He said the trophy collection outgrew its space so coaches were relocating the trophies.

After hearing about the situation, Coe said he talked to coach Parrish who was instrumental in Northview’s success and got former players together to pick up the trophies and place them in storage.

According to Coe, there was no intention to erase the history of Northview.

“I think it’s probably just poor judgment but we certainly want to do what we can to preserve history,” Dr. Coe said. “The simple fix for me is as we design new facilities let’s just figure in an extra trophy space to make sure these trophies are included in any new construction.”

Coe told WDHN the major awards are still on display in the school and they apologize for any confusion.

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