Video Shows Alabama High School Coach Slam Assistant To Ground After Sideline Interference Penalty; Investigation Under Way

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A video has surfaced showing an Alabama high school football coach slamming a volunteer assistant to the ground at the Opelika vs. Dothan game on Friday night. Dothan head coach Jed Kennedy is now under investigation in regards to the incident.

The video that was posted on social media Saturday morning shows the coach slamming an assistant coach to the ground. The video shows a referee running down the Dothan sideline and throwing a flag for sideline interference. Kennedy was running behind the ref and is seen slamming an assistant to the ground.

OutKick reached out to the Dothan City Schools for comment, and it provided this response:

“Dothan City Schools does not comment on personnel matters. However, we will be conducting an investigation on the situation and it will be dealt with appropriately.”

Dothan City Superintendent Dr. Dennis Coe confirmed that statement to WTVY, saying, “The matter will be dealt with.”

Video shows a Dothan High School coach slamming an assistant to the ground after a sideline interference penalty. (@hekkubus)

The assistant who was slammed to the ground is known around the Dothan area and is involved in activities around all Dothan High School sports, a source said.

OutKick also reached out to Dothan head coach Jed Kennedy, but had not heard back prior to publication.

Written by Trey Wallace

Trey Wallace is the host of The Trey Wallace Podcast that focuses on a mixture of sports, culture, entertainment along with his perspective on everything from College Football to the College World Series.

Wallace has been covering college sports for 15 years, starting off while attending the University of South Alabama. He’s broken some of the biggest college stories including the Florida football “Credit Card Scandal” along with the firing of Jim McElwin and Kevin Sumlin. Wallace also broke one of the biggest stories in college football in 2020 around the NCAA investigation into recruiting violations against Tennessee football head coach Jeremy Pruitt.

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