The St. Louis School Board fired Vashon High School basketball coach Floyd Irons. The legendary coach won 10 state championships in his 33-years at the school but was let go after an internal audit revealed the mishandling of several thousands of dollars.
The internal district audit that spelled Irons’ ousting found receipts for items not authorized. Vashon’s basketball program spent $50,000 on a scoreboard, about twice that much on new uniforms, and $5,900 on a gymnasium floor. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the audit reportedly found 73 “questionable” expenses by the Vashon program.
During his career, Irons racked up an 802-171 record, ranking him second in wins among Missouri coaches. He won the last of his 10 state titles with a 58-55 win over Kickapoo this past season, marking his fifth championship since 1996.
Coaching at the college ranks isn’t something Irons has ruled out. Irons says finding another job won’t be a problem. Too bad Mizzou already hired Mike Anderson.