Mark Storm’s message to the hundreds of boys and girls he met as a teacher and coach at Honeoye Central was “give me four years and I’ll give you a lifetime.”
He gave more than half his life to the small school south of Rochester, as a physical education teacher for 29 years and coach for 31 in basketball, baseball, softball and soccer. But the loyalty wasn’t reciprocated. In 2015, a few parents of his players complained to the school board, claiming Storm was a bully and broke promises to his players. Another letter sent to superintendent David C. Bills alleged that Storm was the reason some athletes didn’t go out for teams. But the allegations got much worse. They accused Storm of being verbally abusive and having a drinking problem.
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