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Controversial Former Football Coach Talks to ABC 6/FOX 28
HEBRON (Maria Durant/Ken Hines) -- A football coach known for his controversial conservative Christian views spoke out Friday about his hometown school board's decision to deny him a coaching position on their high school football team.
Dave Dauenmire claims he was asked to apply for the job of head football coach at his alma mater, Lakewood High School. Daubenmire believes he was the right man to turn around the struggling team.
Im a builder of broken football programs, Daubenmire said, And theres no program more broken than Hebron-Lakewood.
The potential hiring of Daubenmire caused widespread concern among members of the Hebron community due to his outspoken criticism of homosexuality, a view which he has made public through YouTube videos.
So when I look at the homosexual behavior, they say I hate them, Im saying I hate what theyre doing, Daubenmire said.
As for Daubenmire's potential reaction to a homosexual player, he claimed he would "handle it the same way as if I had a drug addict on my team. Id love him.
Daubenmire says he does not plan to look for another coaching position, stating that it would take away from his ministry, Pass the Salt, which operates mostly online.
Watch more of the interview here.