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Hooters girl to coach Janesville poms

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FRANK J. SCHULTZ
September 25, 2009
— A woman who was sure she was turned down for a job as a high school pompons coach because she worked at Hooters has won the job, anyway.

Jennifer Roehl is the new Parker High School JV pompons coach, said Steve Sperry, the school districts director of administrative and human services.


Sperry made the announcement Thursday.


Not only is Roehl getting the coaching job, but shell continue to work at Hooters, she said Thursday.


Roehl, a former Parker pompons girl, had been volunteering with the program since she graduated in 2007 and coached the squad this summer.


Roehl had been given indications that she had a lock on the job until she formally applied for it. She said she was told Aug. 28 that she would not be considered for the post.


Roehl said Parker administrators never said that Hooters was a problem, but Roehl said it was clear from their comments that she would have to quit her job in order to be considered for the coaching position.


The district re-posted the position, saying that the initial application packet was incomplete, and Roehl re-applied.


Sperry said Parker athletics director Rick Lehman interviewed four candidates, and his choice of Roehl was approved by Principal Steve Schroeder.


Roehl said she was surprised by the decision.


She also said shed be keeping her job as a Hooters waitress and bartender.


They didnt say anything about it, so Im guessing, obviously, its not (an issue) anymore, she said.


When asked about Hooters, Sperry said: We talked with all the candidates about standards of professional behavior. I dont believe that is going to be a factor.


Im just really happy to be the coach. Im really excited, Roehl said.


The coaching position last year paid about $1,900.



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