Parents outraged after sexual misconduct allegations surface at gymnastics club in The Woodlands
HOUSTON – On Tuesday, parents expressed outrage due to allegations of sexual misconduct between a male coach and a male student in The Woodlands. Now those parents say they’re taking their kids out of Maximum Athletics, and some are removing their kids from the sport altogether. I don’t feel safe for any child that goes to that gym,” said a parent who didn’t want to be identified. The facility’s owner Derrick Atherton wouldn’t return calls to KPRC 2 but in a statement released to parents, he confirmed misconduct without going into detail. In 2015, a Maximum Athletics staff member was accused of having sex with an underaged staff member.