An assistant coach for the DeSoto County High School girls soccer team in Arcadia, Florida, played alongside her athletes in two end-of-the-season matches.
From the Herald-Tribune (HT):
On Jan. 10, in matches against Lemon Bay in Englewood, Bulldogs assistant coach Juany Gonzalez played for both the DeSoto junior varsity and varsity, the regular season finale for both teams.
The district superintendent and high school principal took immediate action, firing both Gonzalez and Desoto girls head coach Narce Hinojos.
And why didn’t the players say anything?
Again, from the HT:
When asked why the players did not immediately report the situation to school officials, Gary said, “The kids were a little afraid to tell on adults doing the wrong thing.