PITTSBURGH— A Pennsylvania prep school that is one of the nation's oldest disputes a lawsuit by a former basketball coach who says he was told he was recruiting too many blacks.

Anthony Cheatham sued The Kiski School Monday in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh and says it forced him to quit. He seeks unspecified damages for mental anguish, loss of income and humiliation. He also wants his job back.

Cheatham says officials became "uneasy" when the races of many of his recruits became public.

But headmaster Christopher Brueningsen says Cheatham unexpectedly quit after being told he had to recruit from outside an athletic association whose rules Kiski follows.

Kiski was founded in 1888. It is in Saltsburg, about 35 miles east of Pittsburgh.