Controversy hits City Honors softball program
A City Honors fight over volunteer softball coaches brought angry players and parents to the school board meeting Wednesday night.
It was apparently enough of a show that Superintendent Kriner Cash told aides to find out what happened. Principal William Kresse was blamed by the speakers and he wasn't in the room for the meeting.
State Senator Marc Panepinto says his daughter was on the team and called him in Albany when the firings occurred.
"There's always a problem when it comes to Bill Kresse and Deb Matos," Panepinto said.
She is the most successful woman's coach in the City of Buffalo, volleyball, softball. She wins. She wins and she trains young women to be leaders."
Panepinto says he told the school superintendent something like this would happen, weeks before Samantha Caico and Emily Zuchlewski West were told by Kresse they couldn't return as volunteers, without explanation.