Atlantic City boys basketball coach reinstated: Atlantic County Superior Court

We are pleased to announce that today, November 28, 2018 Judge Michael J. Blee, P.J. Ch., of the Atlantic County Superior Court, entered an order immediately reinstating Coach Allen, as Boys Basketball coach for Atlantic City High School.   Coach Allen is reinstated until further Order of the Court and should be at practice today.

From the Press of Atlantic City article today, 11/28/18: “…The Atlantic City Board of Education voted at a Nov. 20 meeting not to reappoint Allen. The coach filed a lawsuit Tuesday, seeking to be reinstated. The suit said the board’s decision violated New Jersey law, board contracts and Allen’s rights.”

“I’m pleased for the coach,” said William Donio, Allen’s attorney. “But I’m really pleased for the student athletes. They should have their season without disruption. That’s what we want, and we hope that the board will still do the right thing and reinstate him immediately.” Read the entire Press of Atlantic City article by Michael McGarry, Staff Writer – https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/sports/local/highschool/gene-allen-reinstated-as-atlantic-city-boys-basketball-coach/article_5b220df8-3dff-58d0-88a7-e2c92c9dde00.html

Date Published: November 28, 2018


Written by: Brittany A. Bonetti