Former coach Dave Scott-Thomas issues an apology
Former running coach Dave Scott-Thomas has issued an apology approximately a week after receiving a lifetime coaching ban from Athletics Canada following an investigation into his conduct.
Scott-Thomas has been one of the most successful running coaches in the country and has coached on 16 Canadian national teams. He was fired by the University of Guelph in December, 2019. And in February, the Globe and Mail published an explosive account of alleged systematic sexual and emotional abuse suffered by runner Megan Brown at the hands of Scott-Thomas.
The apology was posted on social media by a writer who was sent the statement by Scott-Thomas's lawyer.
It reads: "In the course of my 22-year coaching career, I have always endeavoured to conduct myself with integrity and professionalism. In one case, I failed. I deeply regret my behaviour at that time. I am sorry for the pain and disappointment my actions caused."
The majority of comments on social media since the apology was posted indicate the statement does not go far enough.
Well that one case was kind of a biggie Dave....— Kevin Koole (@kevinkoole) April 2, 2020