CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) - A member of the school board in Claremont has resigned, a month after he was dismissed as a girls youth soccer coach because of inappropriate comments he made to players.

Gene Grumman mailed in his letter of resignation last week, shortly after learning that his behavior was on the agenda at an upcoming school board meeting.

In his letter, Grumman said his continued presence on the board might adversely affect winning approval from voters on issues such as budgets.

Last month, several parents complained he made derogatory comments toward 9- and 10-year-old girls on his team.

Claremont Parks and Recreation Director Scott Hausler relieved the 64-year-old Grumman of his soccer coaching duties in a letter Oct. 15.