A Virginia precocious schoolhouse girls hoops caput coach sewage into a heated altercation pinch a spectator, jumping complete nan team's chair to drawback him, which has led to an investigation into nan incident.
Tom Rife, nan caput coach of nan Richlands High School girls hoops team, was seen connected video livid arsenic he leapt complete his team's chair to face nan spectator. He grabbed his garment and began pushing him back, and nan spectator didn't effort to resist.
Rife seemed to beryllium motioning toward security to propulsion him retired of nan game, arsenic he feels he was heckled. Going disconnected Rife's guidance to nan business successful existent time, he intelligibly didn't for illustration thing he heard.
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A handbasket astatine Target Center successful Minneapolis, Minnesota, connected Jan. 12, 2018. (David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
"We are alert of nan incident astatine nan RHS hoops crippled and while we do not condone immoderate misconduct from our coaches aliases spectators astatine this clip we are still investigating nan actions of each parties involved," nan Tazewell County Board of Education superintendent Dr. Chris Stacy said successful a connection connected Friday.
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The incident will besides beryllium investigated by lawman superintendent Diedra Hill, Richlands High School main Rickie Vencill and Richlands diversion head Frank Daughtery.
Rife has been a long-standing coach pinch Richlands High, having spent his first stint pinch nan schoolhouse arsenic nan Lady Blue Tornadoes caput coach from nan 1970s until 2005. He was besides nan boys' hoops coach.
A hoops connected nan tribunal astatine Gateway Center Arena successful College Park, Georgia, connected Jan. 25, 2022. (Chamberlain Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
Rife returned to nan programme erstwhile Aaron Lowe was dismissed aft 7 seasons. However, this incident whitethorn lead to his contiguous removal arsenic caput coach.
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"Our girls merit better," 1 personification wrote connected Twitter. "I expect nan contiguous termination of caput coach Tom Rife."
A referee holds a hoops astatine nan Staples Center successful Los Angeles, California, connected Jan. 17, 2018. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Rife's squad went 22-2 connected nan season, but lost, 54-51, successful this Region 2D girls hoops tourney crippled to Wise Central High School.
Scott Thompson is simply a sports writer for Fox News Digital.