Spain Park football coach issues statement

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - The head football coach at Spain Park High School says he believes he will be reinstated to his job, soon.

David Shores issued a statement Friday regarding a physical incident between him and a player during practice earlier this week. He was placed on administrative leave while the school board investigates.

"I am saddended, shocked, and disappointed by the handling of the entire situation," Shores said in the statement. "A student-athlete on my team lost his cool and attacked me during a physical football drill at practice on Tuesday. I did not retaliate or otherwise fight back."

Shores said other coaches had to pull the student off him. He also said he is willing to meet with the player and his family to work through the issue.

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