High School Football Coach Arrested for Punching a Player – Lakeridge High School

Probably NOT the best coaching technique: a volunteer football coach at Lakeridge High School (OR) faces assault charges after he allegedly punched a player. Probably doesn’t help that he’s 6’7″ and about 270 lbs.

Lake Oswego police arrested Michael James Cole Tuesday night. Cole came to the police station to talk to police following the incident and was arrested after questioning, according to Lake Oswego Sgt. Tom Hamann. According to KGW’s news partner the Oregonian, the 6-foot-7, 265 pound volunteer coach jumped in when players began shoving each other. Hamann says Cole allegedly punched one of the players in the face. One of the other coaches ran over and pulled him off the victim and told Cole to leave. The player did not need medical attention. Hamann says he had a cut and a swollen lip. He’s not being identified by Lake Oswego Police as he’s a minor.

Lakeridge coach accused of punching player | kgw.com Portland

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