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Dismissal recommended for 'belligerent and confrontational' Gerald Sensabaugh

Zach Vance, Johnson City Press • Mar 7, 2018 at 7:09 AM

A law firm hired by Washington County Schools to investigate Gerald Sensabaugh’s behavior during his tenure as head football coach of David Crockett High School is recommending the school system terminate the former NFL player.

According to the report compiled by Ensley, Baker & Shade, Sensabaugh engaged in unprofessional, insubordinate, threatening and retaliatory behavior towards supervisors, staff and students while serving as head coach of the school’s football team.

“Further, we find that Sensabaugh’s actions and statements intimidated, demeaned and undermined both his coworkers and his supervisors. We find that, in light of this conduct, Principal (Peggy) Wright was justified in placing Sensabaugh on administrative leave on Oct. 10, 2017,” the report stated.

“Moreover, it is inconceivable to these investigators that anyone could repeatedly speak to his or her supervisors and coworkers in such a belligerent and confrontational manner and still expect to maintain an employment relationship. Furthermore, we believe that Sensabaugh’s lack of civility and failure to treat others with dignity and respect forecloses any possibility of reinstatement.”

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