Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

May 2, 2013

Cascade coaches asked to resign


CLAYTON — After an incident at last night’s track practice at Cascade High School, four coaches are now on administrative leave after student-athletes were made to bear crawl around the track as punishment for missing practice.

Some of those students came away with blisters and open sores.

One parent posted her son’s injuries to Facebook, spawning an outpouring of public outrage from those around the county and state.

Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jill Jay issued this statement:

“Last night we became aware of an incident involving the boys' and girls' high school track team and inappropriate conduct by the team coaches. We immediately began an investigation and interviewed those involved. In addition, our office contacted the Indiana Department of Child Services. We sincerely apologize to the parents and assure them we do not condone, nor will we tolerate, this type of behavior from our school employees. We have requested that all four coaches resign from their coaching positions and they have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.”

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.