Laraine Cook Out As High School Basketball Coach After Photo Surfaces Of Boyfriend Tom Harrison Grabbing Her Breast
An Idaho high school has fired its’ girls basketball coach after a photo was posted on Facebook that shows her boyfriend, the school’s football coach, grabbing her breast.
Laraine Cook was terminated last week by Pocatello High School, just after the photo was put out on the social media site, according to The New York Daily News. The photo shows Cook in a bikini and her boyfriend, Tom Harrison, who is grabbing her right breast with his left hand.
While Cook has lost her job, Harrison reportedly received a reprimand. He has won 10 state titles since 1982 and was inducted into the Idaho High School Football Hall of Fame back in 2000.
The Idaho State Journal reports that parents of students on the basketball team had met with school district officials to express their concerns over Cook’s firing. The meeting caused district officials to again review Cook’s termination, but in the end their decision to remove her stood.
“Parents had asked to be able to talk to district administration (and) Superintendent (Mary) Vagner about their coach,” district spokeswoman Shelley Allen said. “They wanted her to hear their concerns.”
Harrison couldn’t provide the newspaper with more information on Cook’s dismissal.
“I would like to help you, but I can’t at this time,” Harrison said. “It’s a sad deal.”