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Soccer Coach Can’t Revive Bias Suit Against American University

Aug. 16, 2022, 3:35 PM

A Black foreign soccer coach lost a bid to revive his claims that American University discriminated against him due to his race, ethnicity, and national origin when it declined to offer him a head coaching job, after a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. denied his request for a full-court review.

The US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit let stand a July ruling that David Nakhid failed to rebut the university’s legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason for declining to interview him—his lack of college coaching experience.

Nakhid applied for and was denied the coaching position while he was a citizen ...