A longtime high school wrestling coach has lost his job amid concerns a former assistant coach tried to convert Muslim students to Christianity.

The Detroit News reports 35-year coach Jerry Marszalek’s contract with Fordson High School in Dearborn, Mich., was not renewed. The decision was supported by 200 to 300 parents, who packed a Board of Education meeting Tuesday to support the principal’s decision.

Marszalek says people have been concerned about contacts between the team and former assistant coach, the Rev. Trey Hancock of the Dearborn Assembly of God. Hancock helped Marszalek for 10 years.

Hancock says he has attempted conversions but never while coaching at the school, which has a large Muslim population.

 

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