Before Cox spoke during the portion of the meeting reserved for public comment, she was informed that the board had in fact voted 3-1 in favor of renewing Dobson’s contract. Board Member Annie Self cast the lone vote against renewing his contract.
Board members said afterward that since it was a personnel decision there would be no comment on the vote, but only the vote tally itself.
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“I wish I had the opportunity to call David Dobson coach myself,” Cox, who was a track athlete at Wright State University, said to the board. “I believe that David has proven himself to be trustworthy and thank you for renewing his contract.”
Nobody spoke against the contract renewal. During an earlier work session, nothing was said against Dobson and no letters were submitted to be read advising that he should not be rehired as coach.
Attempts to reach Dobson following the meeting were unsuccessful.
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