Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based group, has filed a complaint with the Walker County school system alleging the coach has violated the Second Amendment and separation of church and state.
The foundation has charged that Mariakis has allowed churches to prepare meals and feed the football team, including at least one meal that involved preaching; led prays with his team after games; used Bible verses in motivational speeches and on team shirts; and held Christian football camps during summer break that players were pressured to attend.
The foundation delivered its complaint by letter on Aug. 21. On Aug. 27, the foundation delivered another letter that warns of financial liability if these actions by Mariakis are not stopped.
A Facebook page, Support Coach Mariakis , that was set up a week ago had nearly 10,000 "Likes" as of this morning.