Ore. middle school coach fired for Hooters party plan

A general view of Hooters restaurant on January 12, 2007, in Seoul, South Korea. The famous US restaurant is preparing to open for the first time in South Korea on January 18. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

PORTLAND, Ore.A Portland, Ore.-area middle school football coach who said he was willing to lose his job rather than back down from plans for a team party at Hooters has lost his job.

The athletic director for the Corbett School District, Jean-Paul Soulagnet, sent a letter to parents Monday night telling them the end-of-season awards party at Hooters was no longer a Corbett Middle School event.

KGW reports the athletic director also fired coach Randy Burbach for refusing to choose a more appropriate location.

Burbach told CBS affiliate KOIN-TV in Portland on Monday night he would not bow to pressure to move the party, because he always told his boys to stand up for what they believe in.

"I will not allow the vocal minority to end this event for my boys," he said, "even if it costs me my job."

The coach said this is a restaurant he has visited with his wife -- and he feels it is appropriate for families.

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