Texas Coach Seth Hobbs Resigns Over Broom Handle Incident

Texas high school football coach, Seth Hobbs, has resigned following allegations of hitting two players with a wooden broom handle, as reported by USA Today. Hobbs stepped down from his position at Mineral Wells High School after the school district investigated and several players confirmed the incident.

Superintendent John Kuhn of the Mineral Wells Independent School District revealed that their investigation confirmed Hobbs struck two players with a broom handle attached to a Nerf football on April 6. Witnesses in the locker room at the time supported the allegations against Hobbs.

“Other students were present in the locker room and witnessed this incident,” the school district said in a statement to USA Today “An investigation quickly determined that the students were indeed struck by Coach Hobbs with the broom handle.”

Hobbs served as the athletic director for boys’ sports at the high school. The school proposed reassigning him while still honoring his two-year contract with the district. However, Hobbs declined the offer and will resign on June 30. He will be on administrative leave for the remainder of the school year.

Prior to his role as boys’ athletic director, Hobbs spent six years with the district, working as a defensive coordinator, strength and conditioning coach, and U.S. History teacher.

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