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Indiana dad gets arrested after punching daughter’s basketball coach for making her run laps

Mar 17, 2012, 3:23 PM EDT

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Ever wanted to hit your son’s/daughter’s sports coach? Well, one man in Indiana decided to stand up for his daughter by slugging one of her basketball coach right in the face.

37-year-old Shelly Miller of Michigan City was charged with felony battery last week after he attacked one of the basketball coaches at St. Stanislaus School for making his daughter run laps after practice:

The incident shortly after 3 p.m. on Wednesday March 8th. During practice, two players got into an argument and were punished by being made to run laps inside the gym.

When 37-year-old Shelly S. Miller, the father of one of those players, arrived at the school police say he was angered by his daughter’s punishment so he approached assistant coach Jeffrey Yackus and punched him. Yackus was knocked to the ground and police say Miller climbed on top of him and continued punching him in the face and head, rendering him unconscious.

Since then, Miller has appeared at LaPorte County Superior Court to face the charges and his next scheduled court appearance will be on May 3rd.


Michigan father hits basketball coach [WSBT]

  1. goforthanddie - Mar 17, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    Throw him in prison and make him run laps til he pukes. 3 times a day.

  2. paperlions - Mar 18, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Gee, I wonder where his daughter learned the interpersonal skills that led to her running laps.

  3. michiganhockey11 - Mar 19, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Throw him in jail. You screw off at practice, you do laps. Standard that has been set for decades…

  4. ww2chas - Mar 19, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    Throw the father in jail and throw the daughter off the team!
    I don’t care how good she is – SHE’S GONE! Thanks Dad!