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Cheyenne football coach let go due to teaching status

Perryn Hale was removed as Cheyenne High School’s football coach Monday after his teaching status came into question.
Hale, 30, said his contracted teaching license is under suspension, despite him having taught math at Cheyenne since 2004.
Hale said the Clark County School District’s Alternative Routes to Licensure program had cleared him to teach, but the Nevada State Board of Education claims he is two education units short.
He has a meeting scheduled today with CCSD officials, but said he was informed Monday during a meeting with Cheyenne principal April Key that the situation was unlikely to change.
“As of today, it’s pretty much final,” said Hale, who was not at practice Monday.
Hale said he appointed offensive line coach Sam Norris to take his place.
Hale, a 1997 graduate of Clark High School, received a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Whittier College in 2002 and has done graduate study at UNLV.
Hale said he became aware of his teaching status coming into question after not receiving a paycheck since Sept. 23.
“It’s really tough, because pretty much right now, I’m unemployed,” Hale said.
Contacted late Monday, Hale said he was blindsided by losing his coaching position.
“Until things are cleared up with my license, the way I understand it is, I cannot be on the field with the kids until the situation is resolved,” he said.
Cheyenne is 5-4 overall and 5-3 in the Northwest League, and has clinched a spot in the Class 4A Sunset Region playoffs. The Desert Shields conclude the regular season at Basic on Thursday.
It’s the second time this year Cheyenne has undergone a transition in its football program. Charles Anthony was fired Jan. 14 despite posting a 43-15 record in five seasons.

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