SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) – A Friday night football game between Rancho Bernardo High School and Poway High School took a dramatic turn off the field after a confrontation between a Rancho Bernardo High assistant coach and one of the players allegedly became physical.
In a note sent to parents, the Rancho Bernardo team’s head coach, Tristan McCoy, said that, during the fourth quarter of the game, frustrations were running high and one of the players began yelling insults at the quarterback as they headed to the sidelines. That is when the assistant coach, who is also the quarterback’s father, “grabbed" the player yelling the insults and began "forcibly and physically pushing him on to the track” while telling him his words were unacceptable.
The letter went on to say the assistant coach crossed a line and was far too physical with the player.
The assistant coach has since resigned. The note sent to parents said the assistant coach feels awful and understands he overreacted. He has since apologized to the player.
News 8 reached out to Poway School District leaders for comment. In a statement, district leaders said they could not release further details because it was a personnel issue. They did state they were aware of the situation and that it had been addressed appropriately.