Mutual Separation Agreement Reached with Randy Quisenberry

By Camaron Abundes   
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND- Friday night lights won't shine down on Lee High School Football Coach Randy Quisenberry next Fall. On, Tuesday the Midland Independent School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to move forward with a mutual separation agreement.

"I think we're fixing to lose a good man," one man said during the public comment portion of the board meeting.

The school board spent more than an hour behind closed doors in executive session discussing Coach Randy Quisenberry's employment. Coach Quisenberry was placed on paid leave, two weeks ago, after allegations surfaced that he treated players unprofessionally.

"My son's not the star football player, but he treated him with respect even beyond what I would have expected," Pam Brickley, a mother of a former Lee Rebel football player, said.

Brickley said the school board's move under minds the authority of teachers and coaches.

"If it were my son, he would have gotten in trouble when he got home," Brickley said she wishes the board would have supported the Coach. "We don't know the whole story but I do know what my son comes home talking about it and I know how the kids feel. Most of them are angry."

Board member Rick Davis tried to resolve unanswered questions during the meeting but was thwarted by the District's lawyer who said federal law prohibited the discussion of certain details of the investigation.

Later the district thanked Coach Quisenberry for his contributions during a press conference. Ed Zachary, with MISD, denied the district had a hidden agenda to unseat Coach Quisenberry.

The separation agreement is expected to be finalized over the next couple of weeks.