Posted: 10/6/2011 4:22:45 PM
A ThunderRidge football assistant coach has been suspended for multiple games after an incident during a game last week.
Neither the school nor the district would comment extensively or release the coach’s name, terming it a personnel matter.
According to Randy Barber, public information officer for the Douglas County School District, the Grizzlies were playing rival Mountain Vista at Shea Stadium in Highlands Ranch. It occurred after a series of fumbles, he said. Barber also said the coach would miss at elast “a couple of games.”
Parents complained that an assistant coach was entirely too aggressive in attempting to motivate his players.
“We’re doing an investigation,” Barber said.
He and the district released the following statement:
Douglas County School District counts student safety as a top priority. (Monday), the district is investigating an incident involving a ThunderRidge High School football coach and a player. The incident took place Thursday evening during a football game between ThunderRidge and Mountain Vista High School. After a thorough inquiry, the district will take appropriate action.
ThunderRidge (4-1 overall, 1-0 in the Class 5A Continental League), which cracked The Denver Post big school media poll this week at No. 10, will be at home on Thursday against Chaparral at Shea Stadium.