A championship winning basketball coach is out of a job after Jefferson county public school leaders say he had an inappropriate relationship with a student.
Michael Eddy Wilson
Michael Eddy Wilson is also a P.E. teacher and he's accused of accepting money from students to be excused from activities in class.
School leaders say they first found out what was going on when a group of concerned parents notified them.
Their kids were concerned about their friend whom they said was having a relationship with the high school girls basketball coach at Butler.
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And the districts investigation revealed hundreds of phone calls and text messages and students paying for good grades.
“He is such a nice guy and I didn't think he would do anything wrong like that,” says Butler High School student Denver Allgood.
“We did after reviewing records and evidence confirms that there was indeed an improper relationship going on with the student. I know everyone is asking if that means was there a sexual relationship, we were not able to verify that,” says JCPS spokesperson Lauren Roberts.
From the investigation it indicates that students were being charged $3 to not participate in some activities like running and in a couple of cases there were students who said their grades were improved based on paying.
Wilson does have the right to appeal the termination.
The district has not gotten any word of his plans to do so.
WHAS11 News tried to reach Mr. Wilson Monday and left him a message but has not heard back from him.