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'Sex' Book Authored by Rich Central Girls Coach Draws Ire

District 227 board president Betty Owens plans to investigate popular girls varsity coach Bryan Craig, who wrote a relationship book titled "It's Her Fault" encouraging women to perform oral sex and take on multiple sex partners.

Update at 6:30 pm: Chicago Tribune is reporting that Bryan Craig has resigned as the girls basketball coach and that he's been placed on administrative leave.

Original post, 3:30 p.m.

The girls varsity basketball coach at  — who moonlights as a bouncer at a Chicago strip club — is under school board investigation for a book he wrote encouraging promiscuity and oral sex.

Bryan Craig published the book It's Her Fault in July, describing it as a "relationship guide" designed to give women the "upper hand" in their dealings with men.

But School Board President Betty Owens is taking issue with the book, which is laced with profanity and graphic descriptions, including Craig's views on the differences between the vaginas of black women and white women.

“It’s distasteful, it’s inappropriate, and it wouldn’t be on my list of things to read,” Owens told Sun-Times Media in a report published Friday afternoon, noting that the board will investigate.

Craig, a guidance counselor at the Olympia Fields high school, states in the book that he provides marital and pre-marital couples counseling.

"I have spent most of my life as many men do ... surrounded by women," Craig writes in the forward, noting that he was raised by his mother and grandmother. Craig has a masters degree in counseling psychology from Lewis University in Romeoville.

The professional experience he cites in the book includes work as an in-patient counselor at a Naperville mental health facility, as a counselor at Mount Sinai in Chicago and provider of in-home counseling through the Department of Children and Family Services on behalf of Centers for New Horizons. 

The self-published book, produced via authorhouse.com, is listed as a "self help" and "personal growth" title and is available on Amazon.com for $11.95 and iTunes for $3.95.

"My grandfather said it best when he said, 'Marry a woman who loves you more than you love her.' ... As I became older, it became a mission, then a goal," writes Craig, who also dedicated the book to his wife: "To my twin, my rock, my wife, Red."

He also writes that "the easiest kill for a man is through the young lady with low self-esteem.”

Another line in the book: "Even though I feel I’m beyond the highest caliber of men, I still have a weakness for cleavage."

He goes on to describe the ethnic variations in women's genitalia and recommends that all men and women should be promiscuous before marriage, offering guidance to women on why they should take multiple lovers and how they should perform oral sex.

Craig, who grew up on the South Side and saw athletics as a way to avoid gangs and violence, . He is entering his fourth season as a coach.

He is admired by his players.

“He’s like the daddy of the team. He can talk to us in a parental type of way,” .

A former student, Kristina Collie, told Patch she would sometimes joke about growing up to be a "trophy wife" but Craig would tell her not to joke like that.

“He really cares about my future,” Collie told Patch reporter David Noell, adding that he pushed her to go to college and get a degree.

Craig remains in place as varsity girls coach, according to Rich Township High School District 227 Supt. Donna Simpson Leak.

“He has his constitutional right to free speech,” Leak told Sun-Times Media. “We are concerned, we don’t condone what’s in his book, and we are monitoring it so this doesn’t create a situation at the school.”

What do you think? Is this an appropriate book for a girls varsity basketball coach to publish? Would you want him serving as a coach and counselor to your child?


Juvenal September 19, 2012 at 01:41 AM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-school-to-discuss-status-of-counselor-who-wrote-racy-book-20120918,0,5047191.story?track=rss Someone challenged my reference to the "inevitable lawsuit" Here it comes.... Any lawyer dumb enough to really believe that "First Amendment Rights" were violated will get crushed trying to pursue this case.......
Jr hates central September 19, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Lol I just tranferred from central and mr.craig was my counselor. As hilarilous as I think this is, Rich Central is a mess. the kids get bullied, like me, and those teachers don't care anything about the students and now this.
Tina Johnson November 03, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Judge not, that you be not judged. For with that judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measure back to you
NotBuyingIt November 05, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Huh??? That's your response??? A bible quote??? Get REAL Tina!! It's our JOB as parents to "judge" the people that interact with and influence our children, and then after "judging" them, we decide whether or not we should allow them to have that interaction and influence over our children. This is called good parenting, and DON'T think that by pulling out some biblical quote to hide behind that you can stop people from doing the right thing.
JRAYERAYE November 12, 2012 at 08:31 PM
I went to college with this guy - and for the most part he was the least dangerous out of all the jerks. Truth is he was jus as much a womanizer as most of the guys on a college campus but he wasn't harmful and in my experience he was a good guy. the problem here is not his freedom or speech being taken it was his own lack of good judgement that has ended his career and caused this embarrassment. After you begin educating/coaching/mentoring children, you have reduced your freedom of speech significantly. Ever hear of a pen-name??? He could have written this book and released it under a "alias". Dude, ur a girls' team coach, that would make any parent nervous! If he's got a helluva attorney he will win this suit, but in reality I think he should get nothing...just a lesson learned. It was foolish PERIOD.

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