IHSAA issues suspensions in Tech Fight

IHSAA issues suspensions in Tech Fight


Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis has dismissed one of its assistant football coaches following last Friday‘s altercation with members of the Fort Wayne South Side High School football team.

Indianapolis Public Schools spokesman John Althardt says assistant coach Angelo Muhammad, who was suspended for the season by the Indiana High School Athletic Association, has been let go from the football program.

In addition, nine players involved in the brawl last Friday will each face one-game suspensions.  Althardt says two sets of parents who entered the field during the fight have been banned from all Arsenal Tech events for the remainder of the school year.

He adds Tech will send a letter of apology to the Fort Wayne South Side principal, athletic director, football coach and district superintendent.

Althardt says Tech will follow all guidelines set forth by I-H-S-A-A Commissioner Bobby Cox.  He says the school‘s student-athletes will complete a service learning program and will be mentored in character and leadership development opportunities on a weekly basis.

The I-H-S-A-A suspended both team‘s head coaches for one game as well as any player identified to have been a part of the fight.

An assistant coach for Fort Wayne South Side was also suspended for the remainder of the season.

Coaches and players from both teams will also have to complete a sportsmanship course in order to be eligible for the state tournament series.