Covering high school athletics as I do, I see many supportive coaches, players and families. Sometimes I see some individuals who could use a little work in that area, but I read a story that takes the cake.
A hockey coach in British Columbia leg sweeps a 13-year old opponent while the two teams were shaking hands. I love "The Karate Kid" as much as the next guy, but a leg sweep by a junior league hockey coach is a weak as it comes. Simmer down, Johnny Lawrence.
What's even better is the fact the coach trips the kids, turns and begins pointing at the kid as if the 13-year-old provoked him. I don't care what the kid did, and from the story I read it seems his big crime was helping his team win, there's no call for a 40-year-old coach to react that way.
When I first stumbled upon the story and read that a coach had tripped an opposing player and was arrested I thought, "How egregious could it actually be?" And while it would qualify as a trip and nothing more, a coach who's old enough to know better was definitely out of line and needed to have something done.
My second thought was "What on earth could be going on in his mind?" and after a little searching I think I found it. Enjoy.
In all seriousness, the coach needs to find some hobbies that calm him and help him find his center. Maybe something like trimming a Bonsai tree.