High school coaches beware: if you’re going to grab the arm of a player and throw it aside, best make sure that the girl’s father is NOT a judge. That mistake was made by Bryce McKee an assistant coach at Hathaway Brown High in suburban Cleveland. Even if the alleged “grabbing” didn’t leave a mark and virtually no one saw it happen. But still . . . judge’s daughter, dude. Here’s more from the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
Michael Ryan, who is a Cleveland Municipal Court judge, filed the complaint with his daughter Lauren, a senior guard and tri-captain of the team at the all-girls private school, after attempts to resolve the issue with school officials failed.
Ryan said the grab did not leave a bruise or other marks and falls well short of the violence he routinely hears about as a judge. He also said he would not be surprised if University Heights police and prosecutors do not pursue charges.
But he said he wanted to document what he considered inappropriate and possibly illegal behavior by assistant coach Bryce McKee to prevent future incidents.
“This was in front of a crowd of 800 people,” Ryan said. “What is he doing when there’s no one watching?” Neither Hathaway Brown officials nor McKee could be reached for comment Tuesday night.