Hours after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider reinstating his organization's discrimination lawsuit, the head of the Lancaster County-based National Wrestling Coaches Association vowed that he would "never quit" in his efforts to overturn Title IX's proportionality provisions.
"We're teaming up with other coaches associations and we're going to continue to carry on the fight in the courts and on the field," said Mike Moyer, the association's executive director.
The NWCA, headquartered in Manheim, originally sued the Department of Education in 2002. It argued that proportionality - the policy that requires the percentage of female athletes at any school receiving federal money to reflect the percentage of female undergraduates - had precipitated the elimination of hundreds of men's teams at NCAA colleges. The suit was dismissed in U.S. District Court in Washington the following year.