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Greg Fuller, former football coach at H.D. Woodson H.S. in Washington, D.C., gets support from parents, teachers over recent firing

12:05 PM, Oct 23, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA)  -- Parents and players for the H.D. Woodson football team gathered at athletic administrative offices Monday to support the school's popular football coach who was recently fired for playing an ineligible player.

Greg Fuller has been Woodson's coach for more than a decade. Josh Morgan of the Redskins and Travon Williams of the NFL Patriots are but two of his players now in the NFL. 

Fuller's teams have sent 75  players to division one colleges  on scholarship. Two hundred more have gone to college as mere students.

The D.C. Public school's athletic director Stephanie Evans dismissed Fuller after it was determined that a student enrolled in Phelps vocational school in D.C. was in fact a Maryland resident. That student was able to play for Fuller at Woodson because Phelps has no football program.

Fuller contends, and his supporters agree, that is was not his job to determine the student's eligibility status. That was the job of school registration officials at Phelps and school athletic departments.

The teachers' union is appealing the dismissal. Fuller still works as a classroom teacher.

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