High School Coach Placed on Leave Over Sex Book, Admits “Weakness for Cleavage”

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September 4, 2012

Bryan Craig was the girls basketball coach at Rich Central High School and a guidance counselor at the suburban Chicago school. That is, until Craig wrote a book. No, the issue was not that he wrote it on school time. Apparently the issue that caused district superintendent, Donna Simpson Leak,  to put Craig on leave pending a district review was the subject matter of a book called “It’s Her Fault”: sex. And it’s…


Coach/Teacher Accused of Falsifying Player Transcripts

No, it’s not on the same scale as the scandal at Penn State, but it’s a related disease. Someone thinks they’re doing the right thing to protect or help a sports program. Who will ever know, and if it helps a kid improve his life, what’s the big deal? In this case, the big deal is that an assistant football coach/math teacher at Forest Hill High School (FL) was charged…

July 26, 2012

Video: Youth League Hockey Coach Trips Opposing Player During Post Game Handshake

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: it’s possible the post-game handshake between youth sports teams has outlived its usefulness. Yes, 99% of the time nothing happens, but on a more frequent basis the calm exchange of pleasantries is used as a way to retaliate against an unwitting opponent who thinks the action has stopped. In the past, we’ve had cheap shot punches, kids with tacks hidden in…

June 28, 2012

High School Baseball Coach Accused of Taking Players to Dodgers Game, Smoking Weed in Car – Pedro Cruz Trujillo

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June 26, 2012

The good news? Kennedy High School (CA) assistant baseball coach Pedro Cruz Trujillo is taking your kid to Dodger Stadium to see a game. The bad news? They might be smoking a little weed along the way. Right now, it’s just an accusation, but police have arrested Trujillo on six counts of child endangering and is being held on $100,000 bail after another teacher at the school overheard the players (AKA…


Little League Coaches Accused of Attacking Umpire After Game

Ah, it is that time of year. The long, carefree summer days filled with bike rides, lemonade and the occasional assault on a Little League umpire. At the Artesian Little League field in Martinsville, Indiana there’s a sign that reads “Remember, it’s just a game!  And it’s just for kids!” Apparently, the adults in Martinsville can’t read because two coaches (correction the LOSING coaches) started arguing with an umpire Josh Moscrip…

June 22, 2012

HS Golf Coach Arrested for Buying Booze for Team That Lost by One Stroke in State Tournament

Now there’s a caring coach for ya! All Hermantown High School (MN) assistant golf coach Kyle “Put It on My Tab’ Ernst was trying to do was cheer his players up. And why not? The Hermantown Hermits boys team fell one stroke–ONE STROKE!–short of winning the state golf championship being held near Shakopee last week. Crushing, just crushing. You can just see the tears welling up in their little eyes,…

June 20, 2012

HS Track Coach/Daughter-in-Law of Nike Founder, 41, Dismissed After Taking Teen to Prom – Melisssa Bowerman

May 23, 2012

We cover a lot of strange stories here at BadJocks. A LOT. Over more than 12 years we thing we’ve seen just about everything. Then comes the story of Melissa Bowerman, a volunteer track coach at Condon-Wheeler High School in Oregon. If the Bowerman name sounds familiar to you, it’s because her father-in-law was Bill Bowerman, one of the co-founders of Nike. Her husband is Jon Bowerman, 73, who is…


Minnesota Gym Teacher on Leave After Killing Gopher During Archery Class

Long time readers of BadJocks will remember a story from years ago about a high school wrestling coach who tried to motivate his time by biting the head off a live sparrow. He later claimed it was just “innocent fun” and really no big deal because sparrows on his family farm were as “common as rats.”  Surprisingly, that didn’t help. This time we have a gym teacher in Minnesota who…

May 8, 2012

Con Man Accused of Stealing $8000 From Parents of Young Baseball Players for “Traveling Team”

From our “Special Place in Hell” Dept:  Jeff Halter, 40, came to Hobart, Indiana (near Chicago) with a glowing resume and the promise to build a traveling baseball team of elite local players. Parents of budding ballplayers (mostly 11-year-olds) gladly stepped up and each paid Halter $675 for uniforms, practice time and travel expenses.  Practices started, everything looked good, and then according to police, Halter stopped showing up. According to…

April 26, 2012

Arkansas’ Bobby Petrino Suspended After Motorcycle Accident With “Girlfriend” – Jessica Dorrell

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April 9, 2012

For those of your who missed it last week, Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino got into a little bit of an accident on his motorcycle. At first, we read this story and thought “Dumbass!” and left it at that. Then came word that he had a young woman on the motorcycle with him at the time, but had kind of fudged that fact when he first reported the incident….


Drunk High School Basketball Coach Arrested on St. Patty’s Day for Kicking in Door of House That Wasn’t His Mom’s

A lot of people drink alcohol. And people who like to drink, tend to drink even more on St. Patrick’s Day. And, not surprisingly, some of the people who drink a little too much on St. Patrick’s Day are high school basketball coaches. What is surprising, is that someone hired to be the head coach at Elyria Catholic High School (OH) would get so drunk on St. Patrick’s Day that…

March 23, 2012

Losing Coach Arrested for Biting Ear of Winning Coach of . . . 6th Grade Basketball Team?

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March 13, 2012

Can you hear me now? Probably not if you’re the winning CYO coach of a 6th grade basketball team in Springfield, MA. (For those of you not familiar with the acronym, CYO stands for Catholic Youth Organization and for parts of the country where there is a large Catholic population, they run the sports programs at the grade schools. So yes, the biter was supposed to be a good Christian…