ELBA — A high school football coach from Alabama has resigned after video showed him shoving his son on the sideline during a football game.
News outlets report that Pate Harrison’s resignation from Elba High School was announced during a school board meeting on Monday.
Harrison has been on leave since an incident involving his son at a football game two weeks ago. The young man is a team member, and video shows the coach shoving him from the rear after a remark.
Harrison has apologized publicly in a Facebook post. He says he lost his cool after his son told him to shut up, adding that there was no excuse for what he did.
An interim head coach, Glen Johnson, will lead the team the rest of the season.