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Women’s hockey coach’s firing leads to Title IX lawsuit

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Shannon Miller is one of the most successful coaches in NCAA women’s hockey history, but the University of Minnesota-Duluth concluded she and her all-female coaching staff were a luxury it could no longer afford. Citing budgetary reasons, UM-D announced it would not renew their contracts.

Miller has responded with a lawsuit claiming the firings are more about bias than budgets. She notes that her five national titles justify her $215,000 salary. Male coaches in the same conference make less than Miller, but do not have her track record. Miller is among only a few openly gay NCAA coaches, and may claim bias based on her sexual orientation as well.

UM-D claims the women’s hockey program lost $1.4 million last year.

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