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 he would try to kick down the door of his mother’s house to get in at about 3:20 am.
Only coach Phil “One For the Road” Kuctha was allegedly NOT at his mother’s house pounding on the door. He was actually a couple of blocks away at some other old lady’s house. Naturally, the scared woman called police who promptly came and arrested him for criminal damaging and disorderly conduct.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Source: News Net 5
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 man.) Reports are not telling us what triggered this incident, but apparently the biter, Timothy Lee Forbes, 34, was not happy with the bitee and winning coach, also 34.
After the game, Forbes allegedly approached the victim, words were exchanged, fisticuffs ensued and, instead of giving the other guy a piece of his mind, the assistant coach took part off the guy’s ear. Forbes fled the scene, reportedly knocking over some of the crying children on his way out, but turned himself in later. He now stands charged with mayhem (Mayhem? What is this an Allstate commercial?), assault and battery, disorderly conduct, and–wait for it–assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Forbes is being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on Friday. The victim had surgery to re-attach the piece-o-ear, but there is no word on his condition or the success of the operation.
My favorite part of this story is from the preliminary hearing where Forbes’ attorney, Philip Lauro, is quoted as saying “It’s a very difficult situation for everyone involved.” Yes, especially for the GUY WHO HAD PART OF HIS EAR BIT OFF IN PUBLIC IN FRONT OF HIS KIDS. Your client, Mr. Lauro, not so much. (Video from the hearing below)
Source – Boston Herald
This usually happens to high school jocks, not high school coaches.
This time though, an adult who should have known better is the one caught by social media mania. Paul Withee, football coach at Oxford Hills (Maine) resigned this week after the picture appeared on his personal Facebook page. Withee claims the naked photo was intended for his girlfriend, but it ended up on his public page instead. Oops!
The photo was up for only about ten minutes, and there’s no evidence that any of the players or students at Oxford saw it, but the parent of a player did, and that was enough to launch an internal investigation at the school. Which led to Withee’s resignation.
The real lesson here? Screw Facebook. No one would have batted an eye if this had been on his MySpace page. Everyone’s naked on MySpace.
Source: Yahoo News
John Puncel worked for a year as the assistant women’s volleyball coach at Pasadena City College (CA) and likely used video to help his players improve their play. That’s NOT the kind of video he had on his cell phone while at the Glendale Galleria mall this week.
Cops noted suspicious activity as Puncel followed a young woman in a skirt up the escalator with cell phone in hand. By standing close to her and putting the cell phone very low, he was allegedly able to get what are called “upskirt” photos or videos that show a, uh, “unique” perspective on the female anatomy. Apparently some people are fans and got to great lengths to obtain the images.
When officers approached him, Puncel allegedly tried furiously to press buttons on his phone–possibly to delete photos or images–and ended up in a scuffle with police. Not only did they find an “upskirt video” showing the young woman’s legs and buttocks, but also a sexually explicit photo of an underage girl. He’s charged with secretly recording under the clothing of another person without consent, battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.
Source: LA Times
Nothing happened to the coach during the game, but afterwards, the player involved decided to press charges. Here’s more from InsideNova:
A student swore out an assault warrant against a Gar-Field High School girls basketball coach after an incident at a game, court documents state. Donald Gallitz is the varsity girls’ basketball coach at Gar-Field, as well as a television teacher at Forest Park, according to Forest Park principal Eric Brent.
The victim, a 17-year-old girl who plays on Gallitz’s basketball team, accused him of grabbing her bottom jaw and shaking it for about 15 seconds during a dispute over the girl’s game performance, according the victim’s citizen’s warrant filed with the Prince William County magistrate’s office.
“[He was] saying what I needed to do, [and] then let go,” the victim stated in the criminal complaint. Gallitz was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery, court documents said.
Is that what brings young men together these days? Access to a porn website?
Okay, maybe that’s a stupid question, but it still doesn’t explain why an assistant high school football coach would think that it was a good idea. You might want to ask Mike Pickering, 40, the former assistant at Staples High School (Connecticut) who now faces charges of three counts of risk of injury to a minor. (The tipster on this story asked if that meant that the boys had “injured” themselves from excessive self pleasuring.) According to police, Pickering told them that the squad had some issues and that supplying the players with the porn site access would–and we’re quoting him here–”create camaraderie among members of the team.”
Better than a thumb up your rectum, I guess.
Source – Westport News