I have a question...what happened to freedom of religion? I do not care if the person leading the prayer is a coach it is his right to do so! Also I am positive That Coach Mariakis did not force any student to attend any christian classes, if the student attended it was on his own behalf. Also yes I agree parents and people outside of school could talk about religion with their own kids, but what about sex in school? Parents also should be the ones to teach that to their kids, not the school. In my 7th grade year I was taught how to put a condom on a banana! I do not think that is appropriate. To me that is saying its okay to have sex just do it the right way! Well no one is saying anything about that, but yet society can't see why 16 yr old girls are getting pregnant!!!! In my opinion Coach Mariakis had every right to do as he felt lead to. The students didn't have to participate!