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Some athlete parents are really intense when it comes to their kids playing time but this is definitely over the top.  A father and son who allegedly attacked a basketball coach after a Trinity (Ky.) High School game were arrested on Tuesday and charged with assault.

Shay Marie

According to WDRB in Louisville, Demetrius Franklin, 48, and his son, Daelyn Franklin, 18, have been accused of approaching Doss High School coach Tony Williams in a hallway at Trinity and hitting him several times with closed fists. Williams told authorities he was “knocked sideways and out of the door of the building” and suffered injuries to his head, face, neck and lower back.

Daelyn plays for Williams at Doss, and he and his father were apparently upset over Daelyn’s lack of playing time. Williams told police that he smelled alcohol on the elder Franklin’s breath.

Both men are scheduled to appear in front of a judge.


WDRB 41 Louisville News