Edmond North Softball Coach Cleared by School Board

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:37 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Apr 12, 2010 10:12 PM CDT

Stephany Speck
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

EDMOND, Oklahoma -- The Edmond Public School Board voted Monday not to take disciplinary action against Edmond North softball coach Rick Nordyke.

Several parents of student-athletes filed complaints agains the coach, accusing him of bullying players.

“I think some of this was bullying by parents for playing time,” said Linda Dixon, whose daughter pitches for the Huskies. “This sends a message to everyone that coaches can’t be bullied for playing time.”

Nordyke coached the Huskies baseball team for 15 years before deciding to step down last season. He now serves as the head coach for the school’s girls softball program.