Score one for public outrage. Moraga Country Club has reversed itself and now says Cal’s women’s assistant swim coach Kristen Cunnane is welcome to teach a summer swim clinic at the club. Astonishingly, it had pulled the plug on the clinic and banned Cunnane from speaking there this week in apparent sympathy for a retiring local principal who has taken heat for failing to report sex abuse at the town’s middle school in the 1990s. Cunnane courageously came forward last year and helped put a former teacher at the school, Julie Correa, behind bars for rape.
Add: The Contra Costa Times published a story this morning about the country club’s extraordinary action. By this afternoon, after acknowledging an outpouring of public anger, country club president Tom Engberg issued an apology.