Bozeman soccer coach, Daryl Shumate, fired

By: Erica Rakow Email
By: Erica Rakow Email

Panama City-- Bay County school board members followed Superintendent Bill Husfelt’s recommendation Tuesday afternoon, firing a Bozeman teacher accused of marijuana possession.

The board terminated Bozeman girl’s soccer coach, Daryl Shumate in connection with his arrest on campus earlier this month. Bay County sheriff’s deputies found the drugs in Shumate’s car during a routine drug sweep of the school parking lot.

He’s facing a charge of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. The board suspended Shumate without pay after his arrest. Husfelt says he considered several factors for firing Shumate. The biggest was this was not his first offense.

Washington County authorities arrested Shumate in 2003 for marijuana possession of less than 20 grams as well as drug paraphernalia. The state education practices commission reprimanded Shumate after that incident.

"If we're going to tell kids you can't have it at school or we're going to suspend you out of school for that and if you do it a second time you're going to get kicked out of school. What kind of message would we be sending to the students if we don't do the same thing to teachers," said Husfelt.

Shumate has 21 days to appeal the boards decision.

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  • by john Location: lynn haven on Feb 24, 2011 at 10:24 AM
    hahahahahahahahaha!! look a little bit deeper into the school system and i bet youll find more dopeheads!! the people who teach our children should be randomly drug tested just like everyone else who has some type of respectable job. thats funny stuff. bet he said "it wasnt mine!!"
  • by Savannah Location: Southport on Feb 23, 2011 at 08:22 PM
    Your 5th and 6th period misses you and loves you. Please come see us if you can please :( We still cry for you!!!
  • by Bozeman Student Location: Bozeman on Feb 23, 2011 at 01:30 PM
    You will be missed! Some Students still at bozeman will still miss and care about you!!!!!
  • by ANON on Feb 23, 2011 at 09:57 AM
  • by Ross"doc"Ellis Location: Fountain on Feb 23, 2011 at 04:48 AM
    One time shame on You two times shame on Me, this person has no place in the education system. doc ellis
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