SPENCER, Iowa -- A judge has recommended a suspension and an ethics course for a former Iowa high school football coach who altered his daughter's basketball statistics in a statewide database.The Spencer Daily Records reports (http://bit.ly/Ig4hJh ) the punishment recommended Friday for former Clay Central-Everly coach Kevin Fahnlander must be approved by the Board of Educational Examiners, which meets next Friday.
Fahnlander admitted to accessing the Quik Stats system to change statistics he felt were wrong. He says he was frustrated no one would consider whether his daughter's basketball statistics were incorrect.
The judge says Fahnlander abused his authority but that it was not a major offense.
The recommended suspension would be for a quarter season if Fahnlander secures a new head coaching position and a half season if he becomes an assistant.
Information from: Spencer Daily Reporter, http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com