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Miller, ex-coaches to address “discrimination” (USA)

Shannon Miller and two other former UMD head coaches may be moving closer to filing a discrimination lawsuit against the university.

An announcement today comes after Miller, Jen Banford and Annette Wiles lost their jobs at UMD amidst their claims of sexual bias by the university’s athletic department, specifically athletic director Josh Berlo.

According to Miller’s attorney, they have secured “right to sue” letters from several agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which allows them to move forward with a lawsuit.

According to the EEOC, once a notice of right to sue has been issued, a party must file a lawsuit within 90 days.

All three of those positions at UMD, as well as the two women’s hockey assistant coaching positions, have since been filled by women.

Miller, Banford and Wiles are expected to talk about their possible legal action during a news conference on Monday at their attorney’s law office in Eden Prairie.

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