Basketball Coach at Christian School Banned After Refusing Game Against Transgender Player – EVOL

A basketball coach at a private school in Vermont, which faced a ban from the state’s schools association for forfeiting a game last year to avoid competing against boy who claims to be a girl, is standing by his decision.

The coach remains defiant, despite the severe consequences imposed by school officials who are perceived as extremely progressive.

Chris Goodwin, the coach of the girls’ basketball team at Mid Vermont Christian School in White River Junction, Vermont, made the call that his team would not participate in a state playoff game scheduled for February 21, 2023.

Goodwin’s decision stemmed from the fact that the opposing team included a player who identified as a transgender girl but was biologically male. Goodwin asserted that allowing his girls to compete under such circumstances would be both unfair and potentially unsafe.

Back then, Vicky Fogg, the Head of School at Mid Vermont Christian, wrote in an email to the Valley News, a local newspaper covering White River Junction, that Goodwin forfeited the game because the transgender player “jeopardizes the fairness of the game and the safety of our players.”

“Allowing biological males to participate in women’s sports sets a bad precedent for the



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