One of those coaches, Joshua Boger, told Action News on Wednesday.
He has been a soccer and wrestling coach for about 7 years.
He said he was challenging the district version of the incident that occurred last spring.
Boger said it was an “isolated event” of “horse play” with soccer players during the water break.
He admits he’s done too much rough housing, but believes the other two coaches aren’t worth letting go.
“It was almost one of those who was joking with friends. I knew this kid for a really long time, and it went too far with myself and at both ends, and it came to light. I was the other two coaches and staff, and they knew nothing about it, “Boger said.
The former coach said he didn’t intend to hurt the player.
Coalinga-Huron Unified said it had hired an outside investigator to conduct an internal review and determine the findings. The district also said, “This abusive teaching style violates the district’s policy.”
Pre-season football practice is still on schedule while the district aims to replace the finished coach.
No criminal accusations have been filed.
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