Youth football coach strikes player

The coach, reportedly identified as Gerrel Williams, was seen hitting a child in the head twice. The second blow knocked him to the ground during a stop in play at the AYF National Championships AA Div 1-7U in Kissimmee, Fla.

The video was sent to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, but the mother of the child said she did not want to press charges, according to reports.

Williams, who also worked as a detention center counselor, has since been fired from his job there, the Chatham County Sherrif’s Office told WJCL in Savannah, Ga.

“I’m not going to make no excuses for what I did,” Williams said in a video posted to his Facebook, per WJCL. “I was wrong. … There is no excuse for my actions. He forgives me and his parents have forgiven me, so nobody else should be bashing me.”


By: Mickey McFinnegan (1110.30)

Tags: football, violent, coach hits player

Location: Georgia