Coach Joe Kennedy

Federal Judge Rules Against Beloved Washington High School Football Coach

March 6, 2020 • Press Releases

Press Statement For Immediate Release: 3.06.20 Contact: Lacey McNiel, Direct: 972-941-4453  Federal Judge Rules Against Beloved Washington High School Football Coach Fired for Post-Game Prayers on Field Case returned to District Court after U.S. Supreme Court denied review, sought more details Tacoma, WA—Yesterday, federal district court judge Ronald Leighton […]

Coach Joe Kennedy | I've Got Blood in that Game | First Liberty

Joe Kennedy: I’ve Got Blood in that Game

November 1, 2019 • Photos & Video

Watch this recent interview of Coach Kennedy and Lathan Watts, FLI’s Director of Legal Communications, who recently appeared on the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) to discuss the roadmap to a future victory in this historic legal battle.

Coach Kennedy to Supreme Court: Run Reverse on Ninth Circuit Decision Preventing Coach Taking a Knee

June 25, 2018 • Press Releases

First Liberty attorneys ask Court to review school district’s decision to fire coach because of his silent 15-second prayer. WASHINGTON, D.C.—Attorneys for First Liberty Institute and Kirkland & Ellis LLP today filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of former high […]

Standing for the Right to Kneel

Decision Magazine
January 17, 2017 • In the News

What Joe Kennedy thought would be a routine jog in 2007 became the first leg on a journey leading him into coaching and eventually to becoming a central figure in the fight to preserve America’s religious liberties.

Judge: District does not have to rehire praying coach

Fox News
September 20, 2016 • In the News

There’s been a legal setback for Joe Kennedy, the high school football coach who lost his job after he refused to stop praying at midfield after football games. Read full article »

Coach Joe Kennedy Tells Brody File: Never Thought He’d Be Fired Over Praying

CBN News
September 15, 2016 • In the News

Joe Kennedy, the high school football coach who was fired because he wanted to pray with his players at the 50-yard line, tells our Abigail Robertson that he never thought he’d be fired for praying. Read full article »

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