Successful High School Basketball Coach Doyle Wolverton Resigns Amid Accusation He Bit Player’s Face


A famed high school girls basketball coach in Mississippi has resigned after being accused of biting a player in the face.

Leake Academy coach Doyle Wolverton is accused of biting the unnamed player during a timeout in a game earlier this month in Marion County, according to Leake County Sheriff Greg Waggoner, the New York Daily News reported.

The player was taken to an emergency room in Carthage after the team returned, and hospital employees called the sheriff’s office since the injury allegedly came from an assault.

“I have no comment on any of that,” Wolverton told The Clarion-Ledger on Monday. “It’s all still being … I can’t say anything right now.”

Wolverton currently ranks second all-time nationally in wins by a high school girls basketball coach. He won 1,245 games during his time at Leake Academy, which started back in 1975. He only trails Leta Andrews, who has collected 1,375 victories and is still coaching in Texas.

Wolverton is he's a member of the Mississippi Private Schools Coaches Hall-of-Fame, according to WJTV, and the basketball court at the school is named after him. The coach has led Leake Academy to multiple state championships.

The girl's family reportedly decided not to file charges after Wolverton resigned.

Sources: New York Daily News, The Clarion-Ledger, WJTV


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