Park Hill basketball coach suspended for district title game as he’s investigated for allegedly using racial slur

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

KANSAS CITY, Mo - FOX 4 learned exclusive details Friday night about the investigation of a metro high school basketball coach. Park Hill Trojans Coach Chad Jones was suspended amid allegations he called one of his players a racial slur. The top-seeded team was without its coach Friday night during the district championship game against Oak Park.

The Park Hill School District confirmed to FOX 4 that it is looking into a report that Coach Jones called one of his student players the N-word.

Coach Jones has been at Park Hill for about a year. FOX 4 has been looking into the incident that allegedly happened during a recent basketball practice. FOX 4 reached out to Coach Jones on Friday night for comment, our calls were not returned.

The team didn't seem to be miss a beat, topping Oak Park 64-41 in the Class 5 District 16 final.

FOX 4 asked the district representative if Coach Jones will be fired, and all she could say is it is an ongoing investigation.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.