A viral video is going around of a high school football coach punching one of his players during the game on Friday. The coach from Jesuit High School in Florida yelled at a player and punched him as he was coming off of the field. The coach has since been fired after this horrible action.
Wow: A high school coach was fired after he PUNCHED one of his players coming off the field after a mistake…
Can’t believe this is a thing that actually happened. Don’t let him coach again.
— JPAFootball (@jasrifootball) November 8, 2023
Jesuit High School Incident
The incident happened on Friday night when the team was going up against their rivals, Tampa Catholic. In the viral video, a player is running off of the field to the sideline, and the coach, an assistant coach by the way, struck him on the side of his helmet during the game.
School President Statement
“I am writing to make you aware of an incident that occurred this past Friday night during the Jesuit home football game. Between plays on the field, one of our part-time assistant coaches struck a Jesuit player on the helmet as the player was coming off the field and onto the sideline. This behavior contradicts what the school stands for and is completely contrary to the expectations we have for coaches, moderators, and faculty members, who are to be role models for our students and mentors in their development as young men.
“We have reached out to the student, who was not injured in the incident, and to his family. We have met with the coach and informed him that he will no longer be coaching Jesuit football or assisting the school in any other capacity. The mission of Jesuit is to provide a Christian formation and education for our students. This requires that we maintain an environment for them that is safe, supportive, and conducive to their well-being and growth.
“This standard applies to all activities, inside and outside the classroom. We are reviewing our internal procedures and staff training to ensure that this standard is upheld by all Jesuit personnel, full-time and part-time. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement in helping us to better fulfill our mission.”
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