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Claremont soccer coach dismissed after complaints

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CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) - A member of the school board in Claremont, N.H., has been dismissed as the community's youth soccer coach and is facing pressure to resign from the board.

But Gene Grumman said Tuesday he not decided on whether he will step down.

The Valley News reports several parents complained he made derogatory comments toward 9- and 10-year-old girls on his team.

Claremont Parks and Recreation Director Scott Hausler relieved the 64-year-old Grumman of his soccer coaching duties in a letter Oct. 15.

Grumman has declined to comment.

In 2002, Grumman was dismissed as the varsity soccer coach at Stevens High School for comments he made. In 2007, he and the school district were sued by the parents of another student, which was settled out of court for $90,000.

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