Jerry Devine — Neshaminy High School’s (PA) men’s basketball coach — disagreed with a foul called in Tuesday’s game against Pennsbury High and politely voiced his displeasure to the closest referee.
Oh, wait. Read that wrong. My bad.
He straight-up headbutted him.
Neshaminy has placed Devine on temporary leave and released the following statement regarding the incident:
The administration at Neshaminy School District is conducting a thorough review of an incident at the varsity basketball game Tuesday evening (January 5, 2016) involving coach Jerry Devine and a referee. Appropriate action was taken at the game following that incident, and further measures may follow depending on the outcome of that review. As this is a personnel matter, we will not be able to comment on the specifics of any possible disciplinary action until that review process is complete.
Mr. Devine has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of that review for both his teaching and coaching positions. The athletic program at Neshaminy places the values of fair play and sportsmanlike conduct above all. We expect our coaches and staff to teach and uphold those principles, while acting in a professional manner at all times.