High School Football Coach In Brooklyn Fired For Mooning Crowd
Glenn Davis 04:29 pm, September 27th, 2010
Of all the ways for a coach to get fired, this has to be one of the strangest we've ever heard. William Miller, an assistant at Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, was very exasperated after a controversial call on a two-point conversion in his team's game Saturday - so he mooned the crowd. He was relieved of his coaching duties soon after.
Miller wasn't the only one losing his cool - the New York Daily News described the scene as "a shoving match...between coaches and school safety officers." Clearly there was some pretty serious antipathy here (the Daily News said there was swearing in abundance, the safety officers came out with handcuffs, and the game was called with 3:49 left), but Miller's was the only reported mooning.
Maybe the best thing about Miller's highly, highly inappropriate actions: the myriad ways the Daily News (and onlookers) described the event. To wit:
"...dropped his drawers and mooned the opposing team's spectators..."
"...bared his backside to fans of the home team..."
"His fellow coaches were holding him back and he turned around and pulled down his shorts," said David Sumter, 40, a Campus Magnet parent. "All I saw was his big [rear end]."
"That's when the burly assistant lost his cool - and then his shorts."
"He walked toward the fence surrounding the field, started screaming at some fans and then revealed his caboose."
You get the picture. And then in the article about the firing, attention at one point turns to Miller's mom, leading to this gem:
Miller told his mom that something "happened" at the game, but he didn't mention dropping his drawers.
"That doesn't sound like him, that he would show his behind," Miller's mom said as she arrived home in East Flatbush from church. "I can't see him doing that."
Exactly what someone expects when they get home from church: their son's indecent exposure. But he deserved the firing, and his fellow coaches shouldn't be let off the hook easily, either. As a player from Campus Magnet, Boys and Girls' opponent that day, said of the Boys and Girls coaches:
I think they gave up too fast. Anything can happen in a football game with three minutes left."
Campus Magnet only led 16-6. They were probably going to win, but who knows? No one, ever, thanks to coaches who are supposed to be setting a good example absolutely losing their minds. Just be thankful there appear to be no pictures of the mooning itself circulating around the internet.