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Two Woodside High basketball coaches dismissed following alleged hazing incident

Original post made on Jan 20, 2014

As the 2014 high school basketball season gets underway, the varsity and junior varsity teams at Woodside High School will be training under new head coaches.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, January 20, 2014, 11:57 AM

Comments (6)

Posted by tom h, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jan 20, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Good to see parents stepping up to try and educate these coaches that are living in the dark ages.


Posted by SteveC, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jan 20, 2014 at 2:18 pm

SteveC is a registered user.

Yes good for the parents. Boys being boys is not acceptable. Both juvenile coaches should never ever coach again.


Posted by Bill Kerrigan, a resident of Woodside High School
on Jan 20, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Maybe the players that did the hazing should be kicked off the team. If the Coaches get fired why should the players continue to play.


Posted by say what, a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Jan 20, 2014 at 6:07 pm

"forced to watch Spanish-language TV for a period of time"
What is the real story here? Were the victims Latinos and this was a racial hate crime? If not, this sounds like an extremely mild form of hazing with none of the physical or sexual abuse that you usually hear about.


Posted by my opinion, a resident of another community
on Jan 20, 2014 at 8:08 pm

I agree if any of the kids that knew what was happening and didn't report it or help the two that were being hazed they should be kicked off of the team. Shame on those coaches. Coaches are suppose to be role models and help the kids not do these types of things. BULLYING!!!!!!!!!


Posted by 'minor' bullying okay?, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jan 21, 2014 at 10:42 am

Let's see: the hazing included binding with duct tape and "taped the mouths of two varsity team members, including one freshman, applied makeup to their faces"

Yet poster @say what says "this sounds like an extremely mild form of hazing"

Dude, what decade are you living in?!?!?!?

Last time you were (INVOLUNTARILY) bound and gagged was....????

(yeah, I know, just another one of "those" on the edge who are offended about the 'Spanish language' part)


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