Seminole County

Petition garners support to reinstate Seminole High baseball coach fired for cursing during state-champ celebration

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Weeks after the Seminole High baseball coach was fired after a video of his cursing during a celebratory speech after the team won a state championship for the first time in decades, a petition is garnering support to try to get him his job back.

A petition on has more than 6,500 signatures in support of coach Kenne Brown being reinstated as the school’s baseball coach.

Channel 9 reported on Brown being dismissed as a coach at the school here, and published the video and context that led to his firing here.

READ: Championship-winning high school coach removed after video surfaces of his swearing during speech

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The petition, created by Seminole High alumna Viola Posley, states that “25 seconds, 42 words and seven f-bombs” cost Brown his coaching job.

“Yes, Mr. Brown could have chosen better words but I like many atheletes (sic) before me understand that when coaches make us work hard and actually win they are excited like the win is their own....because it is!” Posley wrote.

In the video, Brown can be heard saying: “You guys showed up, you f---ing played the game, you played it right, you never f---ing panicked." He also points out one of the players who has “type 1 f---ing diabetes.”

WATCH: Seminole High School baseball coach fired for profanity-laced speech after winning state championship

Posley directed the petition to members of the Seminole County School Board and the Seminole High Principal Jordan Rodriguez.

While Brown was removed as a coach, he remains a teacher at the school.

Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for updates.

Sarah Wilson

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Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.