Ernst Resigns as Charlotte Basketball Coach
In October of 2014, the Charlotte Orioles had a new head coach for boy's basketball. One with an impressive track record and a fiery coaching style. It appears the latter trait now has the school looking for a new coach.
Ernst led Charlotte to a district championship last year and according to Lansing State Journal's Rachel Greco has strong support in the community. Support so strong that supporters of Ernst are expected at a Board of Education meeting later today regarding Ernst leaving the program.
Lisa Barnett speaking to the Lansing State Journal said: "Community members are angry about the district's discipline of Ernst... Those actions pushed the coach out of his position through no fault of his own."
According to the report Ernst has signed an IDP (Individual Development Plan) aimed at discouraging the coach from picking up technical fouls. According to Ernst, he was approached with another IDP after picking up his first technical foul of the season less than a week ago in a game against Eaton Rapids.
Despite those technical fouls, Ernst has only been ejected from one game as Charlotte's head coach.
Charlotte currently is 4-2 in 2015-16 with conference play in the Interstate-8 conference to start on Tuesday when the Orioles travel to Jackson Northwest.