The local buzz continues a day after the shocking firing by the Pine-Richland School District of long-time football coach Eric Kasperowicz.
The school board informed the highly successful head coach of this decision last night via email instead of telling him face-to-face in a meeting that was originally planned for Wednesday night at 8 PM.
The Pine-Richland School District hasn’t released a statement as for the reason for this decision but it’s been speculated it’s due to alleged hazing incidents over the years within the program. Multiple players and people within the football program that Pittsburgh Sports Now spoke with have denied this accusation.
Kasperowicz didn’t comment on this situation last night but Thursday morning, he’s commenting on the situation and accusations with this statement through his local attorney Casey White.
“I am disappointed by this decision and want to unequivocally state that no bullying or hazing took place in the Pine-Richland football program under my watch. I never never condoned any bullying or hazing. If I became aware of any such clamins I met with the individuals and immediately put an end to it. I addressed and resolved these infrequent events over my eight-year tenure internally within the team.
”The players and coaches were made aware of my zero tolerance for this type of behavior. Certainly if bullying or hazing had occurred under my watch, I would have followed proper reporting procedures as I have always done throughout my professional career I want to thank all my supporters who know the safety and well-being of students is and will always be my utmost priority.”