Track Coach Gets Dismissed After Taking Student To Prom

AP
Melissa Bowerman prom high school fired
Melissa Bowerman prom high school fired

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) -- The daughter-in-law of Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman has been dismissed as a volunteer track coach at a small Eastern Oregon high school because she escorted a 17-year-old boy to the prom.

Melissa Bowerman, 41, who had been coaching the Condon/Wheeler track and field team with her 73-year-old husband, Jon Bowerman, was ousted this month in a phone call from school officials.