High School Coach Fired After Video Shows Him Punching Player During Game

An assistant high school football coach was fired after video emerged showing him punching a player on the helmet during a game in Tampa, Florida on Friday, according to a statement from Rev. Richard Hermes, S.J., the president of Jesuit High School.

The video, which was posted by former NFL player Kevin Hobbs, shows the part-time assistant of the Jesuit High School football team was seen punching a defensive player who wears No. 94 as he ran off the field and over to the sidelines.

The assistant coach confronted the student and appeared to yell at him before walking away during the game against Jesuit rival, Tampa Catholic.

Hermes said in a statement sent to students’ families on Sunday that the football player was not injured in the incident, and that the school reached out to him and his family.