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Ex-college hockey coach’s court-ordered award now $4.2M

February 14, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A discrimination and retaliation award is growing for a former women’s hockey coach who sued the University of Minnesota Duluth.

A federal judge granted a motion Wednesday to award Shannon Miller an additional $460,000 in pay and future benefits. That brings the total award to the former coach to about $4.2 million.

A federal jury last spring awarded Miller $3.7 million in lost wages and benefits, and for emotional distress. The jury determined the university discriminated against Miller on the basis of gender and retaliated against her for making Title IX complaints regarding the disparity between the men’s and women’s hockey programs.

Miller was among the most successful women’s hockey coaches, but the school declined to renew her contract in late 2014 after 16 seasons. Miller returned to coaching with the Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s Calgary Inferno.

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