“By now most of you have heard that I embarrassed myself, the Elba football program, and my family. In 14 years of coaching I have never truly lost my cool until my own child told me to shut up. That is no excuse for me snatching him up, and I apologize to everyone who was there to witness this event. I am truly sorry that my actions has put the team in a bind and the extra work on the coaches. The program is bigger than any one person and I know the team will continue to be successful.”

— Former Elba High School Football Coach Pate Harrison, via The Dothan Eagle

A coach who can’t keep his hands to himself, let alone touching his own son, has no business coaching. 

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