As a coach of young people he knows better. Parents are the only people who have the right to tell kids who and what religion they want their children to worship. Every coach I work with knows this. If he wants this ability find a private christian school to coach at, there are many. UCONN is a public school with student athletes who have many different beliefs, he showed a lack of respect for those athletes beliefs. Their are ways he could have accomplished his needs without denying his student athletes their legal protections from one secular religion. America is based on our freedoms, it is written in the constitution. The Bill of Rights, Article I – Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
What is wrong with people. As an individual he has many rights, as a coach, teacher, etc. he does not. Can you imagine what this article would have been like if he said Allah had to be in the center of this huddle. This would have been quite a different story. The America of our mother and fathers fought for our freedoms. For Allah or Jesus Christ. Lets flight for them now.