Wednesday, October 23, 2013
A middle school football coach caught on camera screaming profanity at his players after they lost to Carvers Bay last week is no longer employed by the school district.
“The Rosemary Middle School coach whose conduct was reported in a recent Georgetown Times article has resigned from the District,” district public information officer Ray White stated Tuesday. “The resignation followed the District’s investigation into the incident. As previously stated, the District will not tolerate the mistreatment of students by District employees. This includes any conduct that is abusive, unprofessional or otherwise inappropriate.”
Bryan Duensing was also the Andrews High School physical education teacher.
On Oct. 16, Rosemary’s B-team traveled to Carvers Bay. After losing the game, the Rosemary players were on the bus returning home when Duensing’s tirade took place.
One student on the bus turned on his cell phone’s video camera right before the shouting by Duensing began.
In the video, given to the Georgetown Times by a concerned parent, some of what was being said was inaudible but several instances of profanity can be heard from the man doing the screaming.
Along with the profanity, Duensing is heard calling the team losers and promising to make sure many of them do not play football next year.
Reaction to the incident has been mainly against the actions of the coach.
After the story about the incident appeared in Friday’s Georgetown Times, many people posted their thoughts on the newspaper’s Facebook page.
Denise Myers says her son was on the bus.
“I am very upset to know that this coach … cursed at these young men [who] played a real good game,” she wrote. “No child deserves to be talked to in that kind of way.”
Jason McBee agreed.
“This was no little cussing. I think he has gone beyond any coach out there. Now if all coaches repeatedly call their players effing losers and threaten to personally see they never play again then we may need to reevaluate this whole coaching thing,” he wrote.
There were others who defended Duensing.
“It’s football not dance class. Deal with it or drop out,” wrote Tammy Jones Port.
Eric Giles wrote “It’s all a part of the game. We cursed before, during and after the game and nothing was said or nobody was harmed.”