HIgh School Football Coach Severely Beaten By A 17 Year Old Potential Try Out Because He 'Disrespected' Him
DailyMail- A Tennessee high school's football coach was assaulted in his office Tuesday, allegedly by a student who'd inquired about trying out for the team.
Ron Aydelott, head coach for the Riverdale High School Warriors in Murfreesboro for nearly ten years, suffered serious facial injuries in the attack, which will require surgery.
Witnesses said Aydelott in no way provoked the attack but that the 17-year-old alleged attacker became violent after he felt 'disrespected,' reports News Channel Five Network.
'He basically just got attacked,' principal Tom Nolan told the Daily News Journal. 'The kid just went nuts on him. Coach Aydelott was sitting down at his desk and the guy just kept whaling on him.
'He finally stopped. The kid then walked into the office, put his hands behind his back and surrendered.'
The boy was reportedly in the coach's office in order to turn in paperwork concerning his trying out for the team.
Wait just a god damn minute here. This isn't how it is supposed to work. I have watched enough high school football movies to pretty much be an expert on the subject. There's always a problem child that is denied the ability to join the team. He's not supposed to beat the coach within an inch of his life though. That's not in the script. He's supposed to change his attitude, get in the coaches good graces and lead the team to a State Championship, not turn the coach's office into a boiler room brawl. If 17 year old kids can just start beating their superiors when they tell them 'no' then I may have to pass up my calling as a high school football coach. It's a shame all that 'film study' is going to go to waste, but that's not what I signed up for. Coaches are supposed to feel comfortable when they mentor kids half their age and twice their size. Pretty sure it's in the sign-up form that even if your coach is a dick, or if what he says to you can be deciphered as 'disrespect', you have to swallow your pride. If that weren't the case Bear Bryant would have been skinned, tarred and feathered by his players. Harbaugh would still be looking for his teeth on the sidelines in Santa Clara. Did you even read the contract? Maybe he told you can't play for him because you weren't even able to abide by the first rule set forth in the paperwork; Don't beat the life out of the coach. Hell, if he wasn't right about dismissing you from the team before then he certainly is now.
Hey kid, that aggressive nature of yours could actually translate pretty well to the football field. Maybe next time just pin the old ball coach against the wall and stop short of rearranging his face. I would have to imagine there is a place on a high school football team for a kid that can completely overpower a coach's old man Dad strength. Unfortunately, he's probably much more willing to help you channel that anger on an opposing player if he's not eating through a straw. Coaches, from the high school level on up, are willing to take chances on kids as long as they can help them win. Drilling a running back through the turf is a much more productive way of fostering your hostility than putting your potential coach on his death bed. Better luck next year though.