An assistant freshman football coach at St. Joseph Regional in Montvale, N.J., resigned Friday in the aftermath of a physical altercation between the coach and a mother of one of the players.
Chris Trout was suspended for the remainder of the season on Friday, but after meeting with athletic director Tony Karcich decided to step down in the “in the best interest of the school and the program,” Karcich told NJ Advance Media.
“He was a very good football coach,” Karcich said. “Unfortunately, he got himself in a no-win situation.”
According to NorthJersey.com, the incident occurred on the practice field Tuesday. Sharon Hardy, mother of one of the players, came on to the field and was arguing with another coach when Trout intervened. The versions of what happened differed — including allegations of spitting and slapping — but neither is pressing charges and police said they will not pursue charges.
“It was two adults that were involved in an unfortunate altercation,” Karcich said. “We’ve investigated, and as far as we’re concerned right now, we’re moving on.”
The weekend didn’t get much better for Super 25 No. 18 St. Joseph’s as it lost to St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia), 28-5.
“This had nothing to do with distractions, this had everything to do with us getting our [tail] kicked,” coach Auggie Hoffmann told NorthJersey.com.