Schools suspend coaches for altercation after Clinton v. Anderson game

Published: Sep. 11, 2018 at 11:23 AM EDT
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Both Anderson County and Clinton high schools have suspended multiple coaches after an altercation following last week's Thursday night football game.

Anderson County High School said athletic director and assistant coach Gary Terry will be suspended for two games. ACHS assistant coach Russ Gillum will be suspended for one game. Clinton head coach Randy McKamey is also suspended for one game.

The altercation stems from McKamey's frustration that Anderson County kept their starters in the game in the fourth quarter with a 55-21 lead.

During an injury timeout, McKamey expressed his frustration to Terry while tending to an injured player. The war of words continued after the game, leading to pushing and shoving between McKamey and Terry.

"We expect coaches, administrators and students to handle themselves in the highest standards," Deal said. "We immediately reported the events of Thursday to TSSAA and have been extremely proactive in our approach. TSSAA made it clear to us that when the Austin-East/Brainerd situation happened (basketball melee) neither school claimed the necessary responsibility. That's when TSSAA handed down stiff penalties."

TSSAA announced Tuesday it had reviewed the situation and will not add additional penalties to either school.

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