At BadJocks, we always applaud parents who get involved in their children’s lives and support their athletic efforts. But John Kasik, 61, of suburban Chicago may have gone a bit too far. Just a tad.
As we understand it, Kasik has a couple of daughters who play for the girls volleyball team at Lisle High School. At recent match, the coach/Athletic Director Dan Dillard pulled one of his daughters during a game and replace her with her sister. For some reason, Kasik disliked that move and let the coach know it. In fact, he allegedly followed Dillard home, pulling up along side his car at one point to yet at him on the road, then once at Dillard’s home, Kasik reportedly said he would kill the official if his distraught daughter “didn’t make it through the night.” To make sure his point was made, Kasik then repeatedly called and texted Dillard for the rest of the evening, at one point suggesting that he would rape Dillard’s wife and daughter.
Now THAT’S how to get a coach’s attention! Despite the threats though, Dillard offered to meet with Kasik at his office the following day and–not surprisingly–that did not go well either, with the coach claiming the irate father refused to let him leave the office and bumped him.
Not surprisingly, Kasik has now been charged with felony telephone harassment and misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly conduct.
UPDATE: According to one source Kasik should know better: he coached varsity boys volleyball at Oak Park and River Forest High School from 1992 to 2005 and led the Huskies to three Illinois High School Association state finals appearances.
Sometimes, it’s not a good idea to have your mom at your game, especially when you’re the new star quarterback and you’re not playing well.
Video below, but first, more on the story from the ClarionLedger:
The mother of Southern Miss freshman quarterback Anthony Alford was escorted from the stands at M.M. Roberts Stadium Saturday and charged with a pair of misdemeanors after being arrested by Hattiesburg Police. Lawanda Ann Alford, 38, was booked into the Forrest County Jail Saturday on disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges. She was ordered from the stands after getting into a loud argument with another fan who was berating her son’s play during USM’s 59-24 loss to Marshall.
Anthony Alford started the game, but injured his foot in the third quarter, and left with the Golden Eagles trailing 45-17.
Earlier this week, a winning coach on a 6th grade basketball team had part of his ear bitten off by the losing coach following a game. Now we have the father of a 5th to 8th grader at St. Stanislaus School in Michigan City, Indiana punching and beating his daughter’s coach until he was unconscious.
The father, Shelly S. Miller, 37, walked into practice about 3 pm to pick up his child, he saw the girl running laps. The coach sent two girls running after they got into an argument at practice. Not exactly sure what Mr. Miller objected to about that, but his first move was to approach assistant coach Jeffrey Yackus and punch him. Once Yackus was on the ground, Miller then climbed on top of him and continued punching him until he knocked him out. Fortunately, the head coach was nearby, and pulled Miller off Yackus.
Yackus was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for a concussion, while Miller was arrested and charged with battery.
An update on a story we had earlier this week . . .
Does this guy regret using the laser pointer to attempt to blind the goalie for Medway-Ashland High School, or does he just regret getting caught AGAIN at a game with the pointer?
Hard to tell listening to 42-year-old Joseph Cordes who stands charged with only disturbing the peace after someone him reported him during the third period of the game.
Cordes told WBZ-TV, “I wish I could undo it. I feel like a complete jerk. It was very stupid, completely immature for a 42-year-old man to be doing that. My daughter, the humiliation I put her through is sickening to tell you the truth.”
At a time when his daughter’s team was down by 1-0, but went on to win 3-1 after the opposing goalie suddenly became a sieve. And no, MAHS won’t get the result of the game overturned.
What surprises us most are two things: that Cordes was allegedly thrown out of game just the week before for doing the same thing and wasn’t immediately banned by the school FOREVER from attending another game. The other is that he won’t be charged with assault, even though it is possible to cause permanent damage to someone’s vision when intentionally point a laser pointer at their eyes. If that happens, are they any less injured than if he had struck the kid with a baseball bat?
We’re all for parents being supportive of their children’s sporting activities, but a father in Massachusetts may have gone a tad too far.
Officials during the Winthrop High v. Medway-Ashland High girls hockey last week were notified that a father on the WH side was in the stands shining a laser pointer at the MAH goalie. He was booted, but not before Wintrhop won the playoff game 3-1. Medway-Ashland appealed the result to the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, but they declined to overturn the game results or have the third period replayed at MAH had requested.
The worst part of this story? Allege the same dad was booted from another game earlier in the week against a different team. He was also escorted out of the arena after that incident, but for some reason allowed back in for the game against Medway-Ashland.
Probably due to a lack of laser-assistance in the stands, Winthrop lost there game in the playoffs, but that is little consolation to the teams they may have originally cheated against.
Don’t want to go into great detail here (I’ll let the lengthy story link below do that) but it’s amazing that we’re even discussing this: the parents of a 9-year-old hockey player in Massachusetts wanted to stop a game in progress to celebrate their son’s 200th goal. Never mind that the team couldn’t confirm the stats and the coach felt the time to celebrate such a thing is best AFTERWARDS. (And, in reality, he’d rather celebrate TEAM accomplishments.) So, the boy’s parents and coach are each accusing the other of inappropriate behavior and likely the real losers are the rest of the team.
And society as a whole.
Five bucks says this kid is burned out playing hockey before he’s 15 and never wants to lace up the skates again after that.