Chris Burns Lacrosse Coach
Billerica Memorial High School Administration
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To make a long story very short, after an important game this season, Chris had agreed to a friendly boxing match (with helmets and gloves) with one of the members of his team. The boxing match was of course a joke (the student was painted like a gladiator) and lasted about 15 seconds. However, one of the students took a video of the event with his cell phone, and somehow that video got into the hands of a vindictive parent that wants to use the video to blackmail Chris and the Billerica High School. The parents have told the superintendent of the school system that if Chris isnt fired that they will turn over the video to the press.
It is incredibly important not only to Chris, but to all of youth sports that Chris is not terminated from his coaching job. Parents ought not be able to run the athletics programs. Chris has an amazing character and aside from parents is the best influence that many of these children have. He truly feels obligated to help them not only on the lacrosse field, but also in life.
Below is a link to a quick article which reinforces the type of individual he is, and the success that he has had coaching.
Please sign this petition which will be sent to the Billerica School System to help Chris save the job that he loves!