The Phenix City School Board maintains that Woodrow Lowe was not fired as head football coach at Central High School.
“Under Alabama law a coach cannot attain tenure and is employed for a year’s term under a supplemental contract,” wrote Sydney Smith, the school board’s attorney.
“Coach Lowe has been employed under a supplemental contract for each year that he has served as Head Football Coach at Central High School. Coach Lowe was not ‘fired.’ Coach Lowe was not offered a supplemental contract for the 2014-2015 School Year. Coach Lowe remains an employee of the Board and has been asked to return to his teaching responsibilities for the 2014-2105 School Year if he so desires.”