I wrote in July about a high school volleyball coach who was terminated from his job for holding a private party at his own home to which some other adults brought alcohol which was consumed only by consenting adults, not including the coach. This whole incident is ludicrous on many levels, and is another symptom of our public schools seizing for themselves more power than they rightfully have.

Well, I’m happy to report that (according to the Frederick News Post) Brad Young has been reinstated to his coaching job.

The fact that the school fired him in the first place, however, remains troubling. Under what authority can a man be fired for private, legal events that happen in his own home? In this case especially, where Young wasn’t even the one who committed the supposed ‘offense’, what idiot thought there were grounds for his termination?

This kind of thing is bothersome (and certainly immoral, if not illegal) for a private company, but we’re talking about a government agency here. Government agencies, including public schools, have to abide by regular employment law and constitutional limits on government.

Scott Bradford has been building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.