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Prep Lacrosse Coach Fired After Shoving Rival Player

Paul Steinbach

An assistant boys' lacrosse coach at top-ranked Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, N.J., has been dismissed from his post following a shoving incident against a player from rival St. Joseph Regional during their North Jersey Interscholastic Lacrosse League-Gibbs Division game Saturday afternoon in Ramsey.

As reported by NJ.com, Don Bosco Prep athletic director Marcin Szorc confirmed in a brief statement that the coach, whom Szorc would not name, was discharged of his duties even before the game was finished.

According to a spectator who asked not to be identified, an exchange of words between two opposing players developed into a brief scuffle. Coaches from both teams entered the field, at which time the Don Bosco coach confronted a St. Joseph player and forcefully pushed him to the ground with two hands to he player's chest.

“Very unfortunate. Don Bosco does not condone any violence towards coaches, fans or opposing players,” Szorc wrote in a statement, as reported by NJ.com's Mike Kinney. “The coach in question had been relieved of his duties before the game concluded. An internal investigation has begun to prevent such things from happening in the future.”

The New Jersey Interscholastic Lacrosse Officials Association referred the matter to the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association and the NJILL.

Don Bosco won the game, 20-0, to remain undefeated.

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