Airline High Baseball Coach Suspended Over Video[Video]
The Bossier Parish School Board has issued a statement about the suspension of Airline baseball coach Toby Todd.
It says Todd sent a text to a few players suggesting they watch a video of Augie Garrido – the head baseball coach at the University of Texas. Garrido, who is one of the winningest coaches in NCAA history, was captured on the video in an angry rant after losing a game.
“Upon return from Easter Holidays, we were informed by parents that Coach Toby Todd, Head baseball coach at AHS, texted some of his players on the bus coming back from a game in the West Monroe Tournament in early March, for them to go to YouTube and view a video of University of Texas head coach, Augie Garrido, Flips Out — a video of the coach addressing his team following a loss. Immediate investigation revealed that the YouTube video was totally inappropriate and was misrepresentative of the expectations and philosophy the BPSB adheres to for coaches and athletic programs. Coach Todd has been disciplined for violation of the BPSB policy related to Electronic Communications Between Employees and Students and has been place on administrative leave from his coaching duties pending further evaluation and assessment of this incident. Coach Todd has taken full responsibility for his poor choice in this incident and has personally apologized to his players.”
Reportedly, Coach Todd has acknowledged that this was terrible judgment on his part. ******** WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC LANGUAGE. IT MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME VIEWERS************