High School Coach Resigns Over Alleged Choke Hold

Another coach claimed Archie Hubbard put a student in a choke hold

By Holly Pennebaker
|  Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012  |  Updated 10:47 AM CDT
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Coach Resigns Over Alleged Choke Hold

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An East Aurora basketball coach has resigned after being accused of putting a student in a choke hold after a game.

Sophomore coach Archie Hubbard's resignation letter was submitted during an investigation by the school district and the school’s police resource officer, an East Aurora spokesman told the Sun-Times

A.J. Harris, an assistant coach for the team, reported he saw Hubbard assault a 16-year old player in a locker room, the Sun-Times reports. He claimed the boy was screaming, and teammates were yelling for the coach to let him go.

The assault allegedly occurred after returning from a Feb. 4 away game played at Bartlett High School, according to the publication.

After several seconds into the alleged choke hold, Harris told police he convinced Hubbard to let the player free. Harris said he then drove the boy home to explain the incident to the player’s parent.

No criminal charges have been filed.
 

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