Former College Volleyball Coach Arrested for Allegedly Taking Upskirt Videos at Mall

John Puncel mug shot photo
February 3, 2012

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…

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Girls HS #Basketball Coach Accused of Assaulting Player . . . During Game!

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…

January 30, 2012
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HS Football Coach Accused of Giving Players Password to Porn Site to “Create Camaraderie”

Really? 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…

November 18, 2011
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Syracuse Assistant B-Ball Coach Put on Administrative Leave After Molestation Accusations – Bernie Fine

Now that the Penn State scandal is out there, are we going to be seeing more of these? Or is this just a coincidence?  On Thursday, Syracuse University placed long time associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine on administrative leave after a former ball boy accused him of years of sexual abuse. ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” interviewed Bobby Davis, now 39, who once lived in Coach Fine’s basement as a…

November 18, 2011
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Penn State “Sex Scandal” Leads to Two Resignations; Incidents Involve Former D-Coordinator Jerry Sandusky

Things are not so happy in Happy Valley. Here’s the story as we understand it: Jerry Sandusky was the defensive coordinator for the Penn State football team until he resigned 1999 but continued to use the school’s facilities for his work (apparently a not uncommon practice within universities) with a foundation he established to help at-risk kids called The Second Mile. There were allegedly several incidents involving Sandusky and underage…

November 7, 2011
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Gym Teacher Leaves Bomb Threat Note at School So She Can Get Day Off – Jennifer Gomes

Jennifer Gomes Mug Shot
November 2, 2011

First off: yes, teachers jobs can be stressful, even gym teachers. And no, we wouldn’t want to trade places with any of them. But in this case, even you might agree that Jennifer Gomes, 42, went a little too far to get a day off work. Gomez worked as a gym teacher at an Escuela de Guadalupe Elementary School (Denver) a total of one day a week. One freaking day….

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Cheerleading Coach Accused of Running Prostitution Ring Out of Her Day Spa – Terry Mussari

She’s kind of like a super hero with a secret identity, isn’t she? In the evenings and on weekends, Terry Mussari, 45, coaches on the “C” level cheering squad, (girls 10- and 11-year-old) for Stoughton Youth Athletic Club(MA) and during the day she runs a spa. Well, it’s actually more than just a spa, if you believe the police reports. According to cops, Ms. Mussari also offered an undercover cops…

October 31, 2011
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HS Coach Accused of Recruiting Boy, 16, From Mexico to Play Basketball, Forces Kid to Sell Gourmet Popcorn Instead

Cesar Landin, 16, wanted to come to the United States to play on a select high school basketball team. In fact, his parents were so desperate to get the boy this opportunity that they reportedly paid Theodore Berry, an assistant basketball coach at Lewisville High School (Texas), $300 a month to make it happen. But instead of playing b-ball, Landin was forced to sell gourmet popcorn. Yes, you read that…

October 24, 2011
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