ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A high school soccer coach in central Kentucky has been suspended after being recorded using profanity and calling on his players to injure opponents.
Hardin County Schools’ spokesman John Wright says John Hardin boys coach Alex Shearer’s conduct forced the decision to ban him from the sidelines, at least temporarily.
WAVE-TV in Louisville reported (http://bit.ly/1sc92V5 ) that Shearer was caught on tape telling players during the halftime of a game to take what district officials considered to be cheap shots. The tape was recorded by a Central Hardin High School booster about a week ago.
Wright says, "He’s telling his players to hurt (Central Hardin’s players)."
Shearer remains on the faculty at the school, where he’s a math instructor.
Central Hardin and John Hardin High meet Thursday for the regional title.
Information from: WAVE-TV, http://www.wave3.com
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