Tarnished By Brock Turner Case, Ex-Judge Becomes Girls Tennis Coach

Matt Bigler
September 11, 2019 - 11:29 am
Aaron Persky

Aaron Persky (Photo credit: (Jason Doiy/The Recorder)


Aaron Persky has become a girls tennis coach at a San Jose high school after losing his elected position as a Santa Clara County judge because of his unpopular handling of Brock Turner's sexual assault case. 

Persky is the new junior varsity tennis coach at Lynbrook High School.

According to the Fremont Union High School District, Persky was highly qualified and completed all required background checks.

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The hiring comes more than a year after Persky was recalled by voters in Santa Clara County for sentencing Turner, then a swimmer on Stanford's swim team, to six months behind bars for sexual assault. 

The punishment was deemed to be unusually lenient by many critics. 

The victim of Turner's attack, who had been known as "Emily Doe," came forward to reveal her identity and promote a memoir.

Some community members have expressed concern over Persky's hiring as tennis coach. According to the Mercury News, the school district held a meeting for parents to provide background on the situation.