Gay VCU volleyball coach finds new court

Posted at 6:03 PM, Jan 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-24 18:03:39-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)–A coach who said he was fired from his job at Virginia Commonwealth University because he was gay – is now heading west.

Bill Hogan, Seattle University Director of Athletics, announced Wednesday that James Finley will be the new head volleyball coach of the Redhawks at Seattle University,  effective Feb. 1, 2013.

Back in November, Finley alleged that his contract at VCU was not renewed because he is openly gay.

The university says an equal employment opportunity investigation found there was no discrimination involved in the decision to let him go.

Finley served as head coach at VCU for eight years, creating a 151-116 record, since 2005. Under Finely’s leadership, the Rams went to four conference championship matches, including the 2005 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament title that advanced VCU into the NCAA Tournament. 

You can read more on Seattle’s website.