August 20th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

A lawsuit has been filed against the University of Houston that accuses the school of discrimination and failure to properly post its head football coaching position. In a suit filed Aug. 15 in Harris County District Court, Dr. Kevin Simms claims African-American candidates, including himself, were not afforded the opportunity to apply for the job because it was never posted, as required by state law. UH announced the hiring of Dana Holgorsen on Jan. 2, three days after it fired Major Applewhite. Simms, the president of the African-American Coaches Association, is seeking damages totaling $20 million and benefits, the amount of the five-year contract Holgorsen signed with the school. -Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle. Read More.

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