A high school football coach in Spokane, Wash., has been suspended with pay while the school investigates complaints that he exposed himself to students at a leadership camp last summer.
Jim Sharkey, head coach for Ferris High School of 11 years, allegedly put his penis in a hot dog bun, showed it to players, and said, “You think that is a big dog – take a look at this.”
The exposure was brought to light when a Ferris player came forward and said that Sharkey exposed himself while he was grilling.
Though the coach was hit with a written reprimand and was allowed to coach this past fall, the school placed him on administrative leave February 1st after more of his players claimed to have seen the hot dog incident and other students brought up separate incidents of questionable behavior.
Sharkey, who was also accused of drinking alcohol in front of players at the camp and calling a female student a “puck slut” or “puck bunny,” because she was friends with hockey players who attended the school, denies all incidents.