In an e-mail sent to the Collegiate community, Collegiate headmaster Tom Davis said Tuesday morning that long-time boys basketball coach and athletic director Mitch Fiegel will continue his duties for the 2017-18 school year.
The statement came a week after another Davis e-mail where he said Fiegel had not been “terminated” or relieved of his duties and nearly two weeks after The Eagle reported Fiegel had told those in his inner circle he had been fired.
“We have had excellent discussions with Coach Fiegel that will ultimately benefit the Coach and our WCS community alike,” Davis wrote in the e-mail.
“We recognize the many positive contributions that Coach Fiegel has made to our school and to our students, and we’re confident we will all continue benefiting from his coaching and instruction.”
Fiegel has been the coach at Collegiate for 28 seasons, compiling a 478-186 record and winning six state championships – tied for the third-most in Kansas history. He was The Eagle’s All-State coach in 2007 and 2016.
Davis concluded his letter with the hope that “this announcement will begin to heal our community, which has been shaken in the past few weeks.”
“The great thing about our Collegiate family is our ability to weather these tough situations with kindness, understanding and respect for each other, and to emerge an even stronger school community. Thank you for being that community.”