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  • Hutch coach reprimanded for Pitt State camp incident

  • In addition to a top potential Division I football recruit being injured for the year during this summer’s Pittsburg State University football camp, a coach has been reprimanded for comments made during that same camp.

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  • In addition to a top potential Division I football recruit being injured for the year during this summer’s Pittsburg State University football camp, a coach has been reprimanded for comments made during that same camp.
    Hutchinson High School football coach Randy Dreiling, who led the Salt Hawks to its fourth straight Class 6A football championship last year, was called out after audio surfaced which was a minute-long tirade to his team during the June camp where he used the “F” word 16 times.
    It was caught on tape, and was posted to The Wichita Eagle’s Web site. It has been subsequently also been posted on The Hutchinson News’ Web site as well.
    School officials reprimanded Drieling but, according to The Hutchinson News, the student handbook at Hutchinson High School “emphasizes that profanity will result in diciplinary action.”
    The handbook also states "If directed toward staff or faculty, the offense will be considered open defiance, punishable by suspension." Such suspension could last three to five days, according to school staff.
    Another handbook outlines behavior expected of teachers and staff.
    "Language, which is considered profane or suggestive, must not be directed to or used in the presence of students or parents," it states in part.
    Retired Hutchinson High School social studies teacher Jerry Beasley told The Hutchinson News that a classroom teacher who used language like that would have been fired.
    The Hutchinson News reported that parents are defending the coach, and a school board member said his daughter said the language is typical of what she hears at high school.
    It was not the first incident that occured at the camp.
    Mulvane High School senior Huldon Tharp suffered a knee injury during 7-on-7 drills.
    That injury kept him from playing for the Wildcats during this season.
    The Associated Press and The Hutchinson News contributed to this report
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