Hazing in high school sports is common enough without coaches getting involved. At Walled Lake Western High School in Michigan both head coach Bill Brenner, and an assistant, will not be back next season after the district uncovered evidence of a hazing incident at a team party held last fall. Here’s more from the Daily Tribune:
Initial reports indicated that a player was tied to a pole and struck with pool noodles and pillows. Police said the victim was laughing during the incident, which was described as “horseplay.” However, the victim’s mother, who said she has seen videotape of the incident, said her son was duct taped to the pole, with his mouth taped shut, and was punched in the head. The victim was diagnosed with symptoms consistent with post-concussion syndrome following the incident, but officials said the victim told investigators that he had headaches his entire life.