St. Joe’s football coach suspended after punching a mom
Following a fight on a practice field with a player's mother, the freshman football coach at St. Joseph's Regional High School in Montvale has been suspended according to NorthJersey.com.
Christopher Trout, 40, tried to break up an argument between mother Sharon Hardy, 40 of Elizabeth and another coach on the practice field at the Bergen County school, according to the report. The newspaper reported Hardy then began arguing with Trout, but two different versions of events emerge.
Hardy claims Trout spit in her face and she reacted by slapping him in the head, after which Trout punched her, the report says. But Trout says Hardy started screaming at him and slapped him across the face holding keys in her hand; he tells NorthJersey.com he only pushed her in an effort to protect himself. Neither Hardy nor Trout are yet pressing charges.