Man Who Coached Team of 10-Year-Olds Accused of Stalking Rival

mug shot Robert Sanfilippo
September 24, 2012

Yes, you read that right: the coach of a youth baseball team made up of 10 and 11-year-olds got into a dispute with a rival coach back in May and then started stalking and harassing him. Robert Sanfilippo, 45, was actually arrested DURING a baseball game on Friday after police say he anonymously sent threatening text messages and photograph. Ironically, Sanfilippo coaches a team called the Long Island Vengeance. Apparently the New…


Cheerleading Coach Allegedly Assaults Cops After Boyfriend Tries to Break Up With Her – Elizabeth Hadley Appenzeller

Ladies: This is why guys will break up you using a text. They want to avoid these kinds of situations. Here’s the basics, according to police: the boyfriend of Elizabeth Hadley Appenzeller, the cheerleading coach at Coastal Carolina University, went to her house over the weekend to pick up some of his belongings after the couple broke up. At some point Appenzeller jumped in the bed of his pick-up truck…

September 12, 2012

High School Soccer Coach Accused of Hitting Opposing Player During Brawl – Bart Allan

Coach Bart Allan
September 6, 2012

You want your youth coaches to be “hands on” but not to the point that  they are putting their “hands on” a player from the opposing team. Especially when those hands are allegedly closed fists. This case involves a California high school soccer coach, Bart Allen, whose team reportedly got into it with a rival last week and a brawl broke out. Our favorite part of the story is where…


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

Mug shot of coach Trujillo
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