Olathe North High School baseball coach Dave Flood has been placed on administrative leave after he told one of his black students to turn off the rap music the team was listening to during batting practice.
When Nyle Banks’ dad heard what Coach Flood said to his kid, he took to Facebook to rally parents in his son’s defense.
“My son, Nyle Banks is the varsity starting Short Stop, Batting Average leader and overall leader of Olathe North High School Baseball Team. Nyle is the only player of color on the team. At last night’s game verses Olathe South, during pre-game batting practice, Nyle and another player set up his phone with speakers and was playing Rap music as the team hit balls,” the elder Banks said. “The head coach, Pete Flood, heard the music and came over.”
He claims the coach looked Nyle directly in his eyes and said, “We don’t play that N-word music over here. We only play country and rock music.”
Banks and his wife Natalie requested an immediate meeting with the principal and to block coach Banks from ever coaching ball again.