Biting Coach Resigns


POSTED: Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 9:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 9:09am

After nearly four decades of coaching girl's high school basketball, Mississippi coach resigns after accusations that he bite a player. Roslyn Anderson reports.

(WLBT) A Leake county, Mississippi coach, famous for his accomplishments on the court, stepped down amid allegations of attacking a player.

After 38 years of coaching girls basketball at Leake Academy the spotlight is now on Doyle Wolverton for all the wrong reasons.

A teenage girl accuses him of biting her in front of her teammates.

In 2011 Wolverton was nationally ranked as the third winningest girl's basketball coach in the nation. Two years later he has left the school in disgrace after allegations that he angrily attacked a young player during a game.

"I've been informed today that Coach Wolverton has resigned from the school," said Leake County Sheriff Greg Waggoner.

Leake County Sheriff Greg Waggoner said the violent incident happened during an away game in Marion county on November 12th. A department incident report identified Coach Wolverton as the person named in the simple assault complaint.

The senior Rebelettes basketball player was taken by her parents to the Leake County E. R. after the game where hospital officials contacted authorities.


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